There was some mention here of having an All-Wheel-Drive Jeep here. That's something people wouldn't want, unless you don't mind the fuel bill.
I'd have to disagree only because I think you're referring to one of the "Quadra"-type full time systems. I'm sure you're familiar with Selec-Trac and its different approach to this, but for those who aren't:
Traditional Selec-Trac (Found in the XJ Cherokee and 93-04 Grand Cherokees) relies on user input to determine which system it should be in. The options are as follows:
(Use year-round, unless conditions are wet, unsteady, etc)
(Part-time; both differentials forced to spin at same rate, will bind if not slippery enough)
(Full-time; Diffs not locked, Usable year round, even on dry pavement)
Neutral (For towing behind other vehicles, etc)
(Part-time The strongest system for the stickiest of situations)
Traditional Command-Trac and other similar systems (like Rock-Trac) also rely on user input. However, you are NOT given a full-time / AWD option. It has everything Selec-Trac has except for that.
The various full time systems do not have this setup. They are always in four wheel drive full-time, unless you drop them down to 4wd LOW. These systems DO consume extra gas unnecessarily when conditions are optimal. In my opinion, these systems have NO place in a Wrangler! /purist
My point is this.. If the Wrangler had the option of a Selec-Trac 4wd system, I'd be SOLD without a second thought. But instead it has part-time ONLY systems, which are great for off-roading and deep snow, but are terrible in inclement weather, including heavy rain, light snow and patchy areas of ice.
So Jeep, if you're listening.. Lets go. Stuff a 242 into some of these new Wranglers! I'm sure I'm not the only one looking for this.