I went through a similar experience. I live in NW Oregon and hunt, camp, hike all way up forest and logging roads to get away from people as much as possible. Never got stuck but hit the front skid plate twice on my 2011 Ridgeline. Midlife crisis hits and the wife and I decide to go get a new Nissan Xterra Pro 4X. I had buyers remorse in the first week! For the 20-25 days a year I'm up in the woods it was okay. For a factory, bone stock rig it would go almost anywhere. But on road it was terrible. Bouncy jarring ride, horrible seats, tiny cabin. We saved up for a couple years and traded it for a 2014 Ridgeline. Night and day better ride, utility, and comfort. My experience is get what's best where you are the most. The Ridgeline is superb on road where you spend the vast majority of your time and not great but capable off-road where you only spend a small fraction of time. My 2 cents having been there done that......