I had the premium soft top on my JK, and loved the way it looked and how easy and quick it was to fold the front back and enjoy the day. The only things I didn't like were having to take the back window out if I wanted to load something over two foot square in the back, and keeping the stinking cats off the roof in the summer. Never trained them to stay off, but did train them to run if I came out yelling and swearing! My soft top was actually quieter than my hard top with the liner. Heavy snow never caused a problem with it, but I did park it in the shop if they called for a foot or more of snow. I need the hard top now for the window, as my old dog needs steps to get in the back and the window needs to be open. If my dog can't go with me, I ain't going.