The bad part with a newer one is that the battle for more power makes a "new" one pretty slow in few years. Look at the poor guys who rushed and bought the new second generation in '99 and 2000. All of a sudden Ford throws in S/C and guys are bailing out of them. But from a styling and handling perspective there is not a better truck.
Drive one.... you won't need any further convincing. No kidding.
what he said! not just the power, but everything. brakes handling, interior. I'll throw in one con. winter driving is kind of sketchy. i know some people do it, but with that tight limited slip and those tires.... yikes. i never did. besides it's just to nice to get all dirty and nasty in the snow.