I think your right. I have a Rubicon steel bumper right now & I am still dragging on everything.. but for now I am just going to deal with it. I have been taking mental notes on what I like & what I dont & I am pretty sure I am going to have to build one to get something I will be happy with. I am instead of including a hitch just going to make sure its solid across the bottom with 3/8" plate & then drill & weld bolts for a bolt on hitch. That way when I go play it will take me about 30 seconds just to remove the damn thing.. Or rather since I play more then I tow I will just store the hitch with the receiver & put it on when needed. I will make sure that I use bolts with a 7/8" head so worst case scenario I can use the lug wrench in the truck. Mostly just need to get my garage cleaned out to give me the room to work & pickup a spare hitch to start the process (so that the mounts are all stock location). Should actually give more room then stock for a spare doing this as well since the hitch wont be in there at all.I think you and I have commented in just about every rear bumper thread and share mostly the same opinion. The Exp 1 bumper was my first choice until JCR came out with theirs. The JCR is expensive but the extra clearance by moving the hitch receiver behind the license plate was noted when I found my hitch on every other obstacle last time out. Taking advantage of their military/responder 10% discount I decided to buy once cry once. As noted on their page the spare tire spot will still be limited to 35" tires, no big deal for me. The nice part is the ability to add a carrier to the bumper at a later date if so desired. I'll post up a review once I get it on my JT.