It's not as bad as it could've been. It's not as good as it should've been.
It doesn't offend me. Some of the features I really like, such as the electronic discos, 32" tires (on the Rubicon only I assume), extra skid plates, a stiffer frame, Dana 44 etc. The fact that they retained the soft top, removable doors, fold down windshield. solid axles are big pluses. It definitely looks like a Wrangler. I like the idea of the removable panels for the hardtop and I don't mind the idea of a 4 door version at all.
The interior looks ok. I'd like to see it in black.
While I won't jump up and down in rage about power windows and doors I do think it's one step toward building a Jeep for the soccer moms. IMO they should be an option, not standard equipment. For me, the less power doo-dads, the better.
I like the idea of the removable fenders but don't like how they look. Don't like the looks of the front bumper either. The front grill doesn't offend me but I'm not loving it.
18" wheels don't belong on a Wrangler!
I'm not liking the idea of the SWB being longer and wider. Why does every vehicle have to grow in size these days? At least the grile is fairly easy on the eyes, unlike the ugly grilles that are on cars and trucks these days.
That muffler on the rear is all set for being being bashed and smashed on the trail. Exhaust skid anyone?
And the V6 instead of the inline 6? Ugh. We knew it was coming but it's a damn shame. A Wrangler without an I-6 is just sad. I think I'd wait for the diesel to come out. In the meantime I'm very glad I bought my '05 TJ when I did.