, I think our experiences are similar, and I've been placing around the same. I think the rear bar on its own made it worse, as the car was very prone to oversteer (even on the softest bar setting). I recently added the front bar, and I was 4-wheel sliding the last event -- so pretty neutral. That was my quickest event, and I got 26th fastest and 37th (934) PAX with 126 participants. A bunch of Porshe GT4's were helping get that fast time down.
I'm at -2.0 camber in the front, with the springs a hair from the strut towers, but will be going to coil overs this summer so I can get more neg camber. My region doesn't have events during the summer, so I don't have to rush that.
My local STU usually has an EVO, an M3, and sometimes a Golf R, though the EVO hasn't been there this season. It's a pretty lonely class, but as you said, it's cool just talking with your competition and everyone else there.