Hehe, I was planning on getting a Golf R, but not anymore.
My 128i is perfectly fine for me now, infact better IMO especially since I don't live anywhere near where I would need AWD.
The Golf R is being very de-contented. It has a detuned engine(due to fuel differences).
According to the vw forums, there will both a 3 and 5 door, only 6 speed manual, no LED tail lights, no blacked out headlights(i.e just standard GTI headlights), and a higher suspension then euro. There will only be two trim options, base, and everything. Base should be around 32/33k, the other one should come with keyless entry, dynaudio, sunroof, and nav for around 35/36k.
It will be a 2012 model, with the first batch coming in December
Of course, this is from what I have read from other forums, so don't quote me teehee.
As for me, I will be awaiting the next 1/3 series hopefully : )!