10 years ago it was all about long arm lifts because they give a supple ride, are a major mod (the fun kind), and look really obvious so you can tell your Jeep is far from stock.
Then, people noticed when rock crawling that the long arms and welded pivot brackets dragged on everything. Jerry posted a nice hung-up photo in a recent thread.
So then short adjustable arms became the thing you want, and the best lifts curve and shape the control arms to keep them even more out of the way.
2000 2.5 TJ, 5spd, 33s, 8274