Subaru added a slot for the rear cross bars that is further back - in fact I'd say it is very, very close to the spread you got on the pre-racksfromhell redesign in 2010. I parked my 2007 Outback next to one of the newer ones in a lot and compared.
The proprietary quality is still an issue though.
Free Standing Boat Racks
Full Size Sail Rig
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