Black series were a nightmare in 2011. Ive had a couple black series megan exhausts on my 2011 STI. The paint burned off of them within a week!
They were cool and took care of it by giving me a stainless one though. Because of service and the fact they sound good for the price, I rock a SS version on my M3 today.
Im curious to hear the new design over the one I have (older design). I love mine.