I have the 4 door X with no power and once you figure out where the handles and knobs are it takes 10 seconds to open all 4. Clearly just me but when I picked mine up I wanted no power anything and stick, nothing to do with money, it just felt more "jeep" like. It would be like buying an automatic Porsche or Corvette. Personal preference. If you are short armed or it's going to be the wife's Jeep you may just want to pony up for power now as it will be a reach accross the doors and to the back seats.
91 Grand Wagoneer(Winter vehicle/project)
Prior 08 Wrangler JK Lifted-Miss her