haha ya, I spoke with Alex yesterday, and you want something that you can salvage the engine / transmission and Haldex from. Not a whole lot out there right now, I think it's not too bad.
I think though this is going to be such a great option though the RS3 swap if you are planning on keeping the car long term. One thing I was worried about is the weight of the 2.5T vs 2.0T (transmission included) but it looks like a wash for weight due to the aluminum vs iron blocks. So the fun dynamics of the R won't be gone, just a lot more power potential and an engine that provides noise for the 2.0T soundaktor.
Still a year or so of powertrain - and an excuse to have some major work done on my R, in Connecticut lol, looking forward to future updates