Jake, I thought about a soft top for about 2 seconds when I ordered my wrangler in june. But I live so far north and the snow and cold get here in early october and we still have frost in early may it will be warmer with the hard top. My hope is that removing the hard top (a pulley and rope system) will be easy for the 3 warm months we have.
In PA a soft top may be the best choice, if you have deep pockets they offer a duel top option. The bottom line is you know best your life style and what will work. My only advice is you do not want to look back and say "I should have ........"