in a TJ, i'd take a 4-cyl EFI motor over a V8 carb motor any day.
Me too, especially the Chevy 305, but I'd take the factory EFI 4 banger over even a 454 with a carb.
FI is better in every single category possible. More reliable, works in any weather or elevation, never stalls, never floods on any angle, even upside down, no sticking floats or dicking with a choke, or having to wait for it to "warm up" before it runs right. Fuel mileage is better to boot.
Ditching a FI motor, regardless of what it is for a carb'ed motor, would be like ditching high speed internet for dial up, or a 65" high def TV for a 19" with rabbit ears.
The stock Motorcraft carb on my old Grand Wagoneer ran pretty well at angles, but it was no comparison to my Wranglers 4.0. Throttle response was no where as good either.