I'm from CA, also. I have enough police friends that will sign off on a stupid ticket to not ruin the look of the front end of the car.
The only thing I plan to do immediately is lamin-x the front fogs to yellow, a homelink mirror... and maybe (big maybe) tint the rear tails red. Other than that, I'm very happy with it so far. It's just fun again to have a manual transmission car and the rush of that turbo spooling.
Even with the rain we've been getting lately, I still wouldn't leave CA. No place like home, I guess. The car is a blast to drive, even with less than 100 miles on it still (I've been out of town working). I try to keep it out of boost, but it spools extremely fast.
The chassis and suspension are very compliant for such a short wheelbase. The only complaint I have is cruising at 80 mph, the steering wheel gets a little twitchy.