I, personally, like the Jeep Compass. I don't think I will be purchasing a car until I am out of college, but when I do, I want to get something cheap, gets a lot of MPG, and most importantly, is a Jeep.
While I really like the Wrangler and Liberty, the Compass, more than likely, will cost less between car price and gas, especially with the way gas prices are rising nowadays. I like to think of the Compass as the Mac mini of the Jeep family, get the buyer introduced to the brand with a low-cost, low-spec model, then when it comes time to get a new vehicle, they'll want to get a more expensive model of the same brand.
My dad used to have a CJ-7, which my whole family would go to Jeep Jamborees in, but all the trails around here (Long Island, NY) have been closed, and the maintenence costs on the Jeep were too high, so he sold it.
Around the same time, my mom had a Grand Cherokee, but that was on a lease, and after it was up, we got a Chevy Cavalier. While the Grand is a great SUV, I hate the '06 style, it just seems bulkier than the previous models.
Since I have no easy way to go off-roading (legally), I won't need to have 4-wheel drive, and since I won't have the best paying job coming out of college, I'll lean more towards getting a Compass than a Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, or Liberty.