Just bought a white Si coupe and decided to join the forum. Been stalking it for a while now...
Thought about waiting for the 2013s but needed a car ASAP. Picked it up for $23.6 out the door so can't beat that.
I don't get what all the fuss is/was about with the 2012s. I love this thing. Nice torque, great tranny and fun to drive all around. I am a little biased but I think the taffeta white looks great. The summer tires also seem to be worth it.
Only things I would change would be to lower the car about and inch and the plastic dash although it doesn't bother me unless I touch it.