Who makes a superior tranny? I really don't care about the 5 vs 6 speed debate. I'm not interested in feel so much as durability. Well, I am interested in feel, but I have heard that the Subaru trannies tend to be weak. I don't know about the Evo trannies, but my past experience with DSMs was not good--my Talon, pushing about 300hp with Clutchmasters clutch and otherwise stock drivetrain snapped a u-joint, locked up the center diff, shredded the rear diff, and snapped a rear axle in less than a year. Hopefully the Evo is more solid.