It is as you say, I can feel the difference in the low to mid range. This is fine with me as it makes the car fun to drive in the canyons and charging out of the corners is tons of fun. In a 1/4 mile drag race it may hurt not having that top end pulling power, but from stop light to stoplight it is super quick.
I took a video of a 3k torque brake launch in front of my place. Just tried to roast the tires off in a video to send to a few of my friends that think this mommy van isn't a freakin trip to drive. Between that and my recent time slip, I think i've converted a few of them into believers.