Does it keep me up at night knowing it is there? No. I have learned just to press the button after I start it.
It does bother me that it added pointless weight and cost to my vehicle. If I thought it would be beneficial to me or the trees and wanted it, I would have checked the option box.
Have had it on for a few thousand miles. Mostly road but have pounded on a few trails as well. Put a heavier tire on it and now the combo is approx 105-110lbs.
I have taken it apart and adjusted better for a closer fit to the tailgate. I drilled a hole it it and used the factory rubber...
We make road trips with soft top. Unpacking at hotel is part of the payment for the privilege of going topless when we want. Road noise is nothing in a soft top. Tire noise is higher. It is a Jeep and is the most illogical road trip vehicle (comfort, noise, steering, security, MPG, etc) but...
I either drive mine in the rain and deep (clean) puddles or just take it through a carwash that has a undercarriage wash. Not stressing. We have plenty of salt here in the winters and had had no issues.
A stock Rubicon wll do what you need of it - depending on your definitions of use.
Self-recovery gear (winch, etc)
Ground Clearance (even just a modest left)
Appropriate Tires (durable and aggressive AT or MT)
These three will make even a Sahara tackle most trails out there.
Aux switches are...