Oh they are worth getting into. I had a '17 taco TRD-OR double cab and HATED that limp dick transmission with a passion. Didn't even own it a full year.I had a 2019 Tacoma TRD instead of a Gladiator. But got rid of it after six months for the same reasons you mention: missed Wrangler’s convenient enclosed cargo space, and its greater maneuverability.
Tacoma suffered from a bunch of other issues not worth getting into. Suffice to say, after owning a midsize pickup, I appreciate my JLU a lot more.