I love the all wheel drive! Snow, mud, water; just point and go. Plenty of power, not so good on the gas; basically it likes gas and loves to drink it. We take it snow boarding all the time and we've never had a problem.
The all wheel drive is nice. When my wife drives it, she doesn't have to worry about putting in the 4 wheel drive when the roads are slick.
More clearance, all jeeps should come with locking differentials, and full underbody skid plates.