You are correct. I've had both G1 and 2 now. G1 just seem more rugged then this new one. The only thing I like more is the quiteness and of coarse gas mileage.
Back doors - Amen. I didn't think this would be an issue at first, but as I begin to put things and people into my G2, I'm discovering this to be an annoying shortcoming.Back doors -- It feels like they only open 3/4ths of the way.
Tires -- I'll admit, I'm very picky about tires so this probably doesn't apply to 99% of the people that will buy this truck, but I'd give the Firestones a "C+" compared the the Michelins "A" that came on the GEN1. Easily fixable, but not ideal obviously.
RTL feels cheapened -- rearview mirror is not what you'd expect in a $35k+ vehicle. No dynamic lines on the backup camera? No compass? No lights on the vanity mirrors? No sliding rear window? Leather seats feel cheaper than in the GEN1. Even the plastic on the wheel wells just feels very cheap to me.
Armrests -- I can live with these on short rides, but if I'm driving over 20 miles they start to drive my crazy. I recently drove 250 miles and was constantly trying to get comfortable wishing there was a big center console.
Windshield glare -- this could just be my issue, and I'm trying to make sure my windshield is as clean as possible, but oncoming headlights cause a ton of glare and essentially blind me when I drive at night. This was not an issue with my GEN1. I'm hoping there isn't something about the acoustic windshield that causes more glare.
Brake & Shake -- I've been able to modify my driving to make braking a non-issue, but when there is lots of wind or I have people moving around in the cabin when I'm stopped, the truck still gets the wobbles.