Agreed, it's all based on intended usage. We were putting in almost 700 miles every weekend in a six speed manual (I was the driver). I am incredibly excited to get the lux package and be able to sit back and let the vehicle do the boring stretches of the highways here in Washington. I couldn't be more excited for the Bronco - we'll see if the tech mixes well with the offroading capabilities. So, for us - the base doesn't make sense. Honestly, I'd seriously consider the BD if they offered more tech options.