OK, I couldn't take it any more, so I had to fire up the Ol' Girl and take her for a spin....
Despite no front shocks, the ride difference is, as Erik said earlier, profound
The first thing I noticed was the springy, but not stiff ride. I think the front shocks will take a little of the bounciness out of the front, but even without, my Jeep rides smoother than it ever has in the 20 years I've owned her!!
My molars no longer rattle out over the washboard, and cornering is improved with less body lean. Though my steering wheel is now about 1/8 turn off, my alignment feels pretty darn close....it tracks and brakes straight, and returns to center nicely.
Overall, I'm very, very pleased, despite the headaches involved with 4WD.com.
Here are a few before/after shots.