Re: soft top operation for a newbie
You can buy a portfolio type bag (art stores have them) if you're interested in keeping them pristine. Personally though, I roll up the back window if I know It's going to be raining and put the side windows under the back seat, if you fold them in half you can leave the fold far enough towards the back of the jeep that it won't crease.
leaving the back rolled for a long time or in serious heat it not the best of ideas. I have button marks in mine now that I did that.
Also I would say, after 4 or 5 times you won't believe how much better you get at putting up and taking off the top. I can go from uninstalled soft top to done in about 15 minutes now, from folded soft top to covered in way under 5 - you just get better at it, learn where to hang the velcro so you can get the zippers lined up etc....
My first 3 times I didn't know the front windshield "clips" expanded out - ugh I had a bear of a time trying to get the backend on...
If you have any friends with a late model - offer them a beer or something to get them over there - you'll learn something.