The new Outback styling doesn't offend me. If anything, the new Forester is a little pedestrian to me, not that there's anything wrong with that. I do have a hard time seeing the Outback being as capable as previous generation Subarus off the pavement. That's a long snoot it has. A snoot clad in plastic.
I may look into the previous generation Outback. The size of the new Outback doesn't intimidate me, but it does seem unusually large. I do dislike the new factory racks on the Outback. They greatly limit the range of rack goodies you can get up there.
Okay....maybe I'm back at the Forester?
As a footnote - I already like the Subaru discussion vibe. At this point in the Land Rover forums, someone would have been banned - twice.