You seem to be talking out loud with no true question lol! This forum can help you make an informed decision but, just like 6inarow said, give more details! I've owned a couple of CJ's, a YJ, and now a TJ. There are a lot of differences and things to consider before dropping cash on it. To be honest, I would buy a YJ with the 4.0l fuel injected motor before I'd get one with the 4.2l carburated one. For what I just sold my YJ for, I could have bought a stock TJ. (I ended up spending a lot more to get the TJ I wanted). IMHO, the TJ is a lot better than the YJ or CJ (and I loved my CJ's!).
Give us more info on what you are wanting! Saying "that needs a little work" doesn't mean anything as every jeep I've come across always "needs a little work" lol.