Not sure if this is a question or not?
GTI has uniformly been praised for all sorts of reasons.Basically it is an everyman's econ, utility, cruiser, hot rod combo dream. No other vehicle comes close.
The only potential negative is historically has had some reliablity issues but new models appear to have fewer.
If it fits your needs buy it!
Disclosure: I owned a Golf S for two years - always comfortable, fun, relatively economical. No complaints, just wanted a PHEV for city driving and I get the shakes in a vehicle with no new car smell.