You guys are right actually, you don't gain much more cargo space. The seats fold completely flat. My complaint is because I never have passengers so it doesnt make sense to haul around 70lbs+ of something I'll never use. Also its leather and will be better off wrapped up in the garage rather than sitting in the sun with the top removed.
Also, my little dogs can jump in with the seats removed
They couldn't make it up to the top of the folded down seats.
Yes, keeping passenger side (which includes the center section) and removing only the driver side is an option. It works quite well and makes it a nice mini-van style setup. You can climb in easily from the driver side and slide into the rear passenger seat. It's a good option for old people passengers who would otherwise have trouble climbing into the back.
I guess I was just a little shocked at the 20 seconds it took to remove my wife's JK rear seat and the 1.5 hours it took to remove my JKU rear seat.
I guess what matters in the end is that if Jeep came to me right now and said "OK we read your post and we'll give you a refund and take the jeep back" I'd tell them not a chance!!!