Well, I ordered my 2013 with the factory LSD. I've only had it for a month, so I can't really comment on it's performance. However, I did have factory LSD in my previous 2001 F150, and even after 12 years, the LSD worked fine. I'm in the same boat as you (OP). My jeep is a daily driver plus family outings, then, in the fall it turns into my hunting vehicle. I do lots of Dirt roads, some muddy roads. No Rock climbing or what people around here call wheeling. I do live in Atlantic Canada so Snow and Ice covered roads are very common, and LSD helps enough that you do not need 4WD all the time. Only a few days of winter do I need 4WD. Except of course, when I get home from work and I have 40 inches of snow in my 150ft driveway. Since the Jeep is part time 4WD, it is best not to use 4WD if the roads are only wet, but many times there are Ice patches on street corners but the rest is bare pavement. That is when LSD shines for me.