I'm a recent convert to the Patriot club. Been driving Jeeps for over 30 years starting with a CJ-5 and have owned just about every model.
My mother needed a new vehicle and I bought her a loaded 2007 Ltd. Patriot last week. The safety features and foul-weather ability is what drew me to it. Anyway, after spending a week with her Patriot and getting into all the reviews and input on it (including this site), I decided to get one for my family to use as a general all-around-town kind of vehicle.
My wife likes her Grand Cherokee better - which is fine by me. She likes more power than the Patriot can offer up.
'97 Land Rover D90
'03 TJ Rubicon
'14 JK-8 Freedom Edition
'14 KL Cherokee Trailhawk