If it makes you feel better, it's not really available in your country anymore. It's pretty much sold out. There are still a few left here in Canada, but they'll be gone soon.
I just bought one of those substandard Sport 2.0Ts with a stick, and you know? I rather like the upholstery. (It's a combination leatherette/cloth so it isn't just plain boring cloth.) It'll actually be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than straight leather. As for the audio system, it compares favourably in sound to my '07 Accord's so I don't mind. It wouldn't cost me a lot to add a subwoofer or upgrade the speakers if I really felt the need.
Every day I drive it (I've only had it three weeks) I have a smile on my face. It's a blast to drive. Everything else about it is gravy.
Get one fast, if you want one. If it's not already too late, and if a move to Canada isn't in your immediate future.