dtecPwr, I do hear what you are saying and that's kinda how I felt as well.
However, after having my ST a week, I'm at the point where I don't think I'd go back now! The ST really is amazing, in a totally different way.
Having said that, if I could have ordered it with HID's and the Recaro's without all the Sync and MFT stuff and saved some money, I would have. The Nav is nice and works really well, however.