I just ordered a new bumper and winch so I'm getting itchy to get back on the trail. Not easy to get out with a group all the time so the winch will be my security blanket. The trails I hit rarely need a winch for climbing, but the mud can get a bit touch and go.
If you notice my Avatar I have access to 3000 acres of mountain in West Virginia. I hunt bear, deer, turkey etc. there. We travel a lot of old logging trails and dead fall can be bolcking the way. If I don't have a chain saw with me, a winch would help clear the trail. That's my logic and I'm sticking with it.