Well come to the world of Jeep. Its an addiction of sorts and I love it. I grew up loving Jeeps but never bought one until I got divorced in 1999. I just bought my 3rd one yesterday so I am new here too. Looking forward to doing the "Jeep Thing" again. I loved my old wrangler, I drove it out to Oregon in2002, burned the engine and trany out of it but rebuilt it. I traded it off for a fast car just before going to Iraq in 2006. There truly is nothing like a jeep and it will give you heart ache and joy but it will always bring you happiness.
Best of luck, have fun, be safe.
oh, just bit of advice. never drive down a trail covered in water unless you have a buddy with you. besides Jeeping with a friend is much more fun.