I remember back in 1988 when we bought our YJ all we heard from the CJ crowd was "That's not a real Jeep!"Myth: JKs and JKUs are not "real jeeps" because they are too big and too comfortable.
Then the TJ showed up and all we heard was "That's not a real Jeep!" from the CJ crowd AND the YJ crowd.
It seems each evolution of the design has been met with the same criticism, buy they all seem to sell pretty well, and handle the trails well!