Not a noob to Jeeps.
My Dad started it with a 49 Willys in the 60s, drove a Vette for awhile then when I was a kid picked up a new 82CJ, Mom followed a few years later with a 89ZJ, older brother #1 picked up a 94YJ and older brother #2 picked up an 96XJ and I later inherited the 94YJ at mile mark 152K. No idea how many miles I put on it because the odo & speedo quit turning shortly after I took over the Jeep. Little sister married a guy who drives as TJ, Old man is now running a TJ (Rubicons both). People think my Dad's a Jeep dealer when we all get together at the beach...So, yeah. I wave.
My Dad told me this much about the Jeep wave in my early Jeepin years:
"Ya wave at the Jeep; not the guy driving it"
And the rest is details.
Jeepers Have Heart.