I've had my patriot (basically the same car) for 3k miles. it is a great little SUV, Comfortable, good fuel economy. etc. most of the reviews you read are pre 2010/11. In 2010, the interior was redone, and the 2011 the body and suspension received upgrades as well. I don't know all the details of your Compass, did you get 4wd/2wd/auto/manual/ etc?
This forum is a bit dead, you should visit Jeep Patriot Dot com, there is a lot more activity on that site, and it is dedicated to the MK (platform number) Jeeps. You'll get a lot more answers and information there. The only difference between a patriot and the compass is the sheet metal.
Are there any concerns you are having? The thing that I've seen that people like the least is the CVT auto if you have it. But That is mostly because it Feels weird, as people are used to having actual gears that get shifted through, vs the engine sitting at one speed and no jerk of the transmission shifting. It doesn't bother me in the least, and more and more, cars are going to have CVT's vs regular autos anyways, so people are just gonna have to get used to them. so far the CVT in the MK has proven to be very reliable.