I traded in an X3/Silverado WT pair for my G1 RL almost a year ago. I was tired of maintaining three vehicles and wanted something that could replace both the pickup and CUV. It was hard to give up the X3 as it had a heated steering wheel and head-up display while the G1 RL I bought doesn't even have heated seats or an outside temperature display. Much to my surprise, though, the RL is so goldilocks "just right" that I haven't missed the X3 features at all. Go figure! My RL is so right for me that I haven't yet decided when--or if--I'll upgrade to the more civilized G2.I'm moving to the RL (G1 or G2, haven't decided yet) from a BMW X3. I didn't want to lose the car-like handling but I need way more room and hauling capacity.
Having never owned a RL G1 (only been in and driven friends G1s), I'm not feeling the same regrets that many G1 owners seem to be having with what's in or not in the G2.
Oh, and also related to this thread: my 3rd vehicle? A 2012 GTI! No freaking way am I giving that up anytime soon!