I also think it is a great Idea. I am happy to see Jeep coming out with these new "COOL" jeeps. The Rub pretty much hit a home run for them, sales are good, and steady with the stand by TJ. I respect the fact that they are taking some time and effert (and risk) with these new off the shelf rigs. I have to ask myself if maybe in a year or two we will see a "NEW" scrambler Rubi.... That would be pretty cool.
As a driver of a CJ-8 I am really excited about this new Scrambler. I can't wait until I see on gassing up at a gas station, I can't wait to pull up next to the guy/girl and start chewing the fat. That is kind of what owing a jeep is all about, diversity.
I also think that these new jeeps are going to be great starting points for serious trail riders. Think of all the extra room and extra length in the rear drive shaft. Serious crawl is not going to be a problem.
And lastly.... Like I said before, I own an 84 CJ-8, the frame was not boxed from the factory, and it is better than 20 years old. If in 6-7 years these " new " Scramblers start shoing up at swap meets and junk yards... Then heck, I bet putting an old CJ-8 body on this new frame would be easier than finding a "new" CJ-8 frame, and too boot, it will already be set up for coil over...
I say to Jeep.... Bring it on, I am ready.