I've wandered down many of the same thought-paths myself.....Apologize in advance if this seems like an inane post, but i'm blown away every day of what the full size pickup has now become. best regards
Modern-day version of H. Ford's "You can have any color......." ?
.....You can have any kind of pickup you want..... "So long as it's Large, Loaded, Expensive, and Automatic !".
My personal favourite on the road these daze..... usually a young guy, driving a new p/u around with the extended towing mirrors on full viagra, and No Trailer.....
Some young folk get it though...... a really sharp young tech at the last shop I worked at rebuilt an early 80's Jeep that was given to him...... for small, light, agile, you need to hop into a time machine....
^ another young guy at that shop said "That thing makes my Dad's new Wrangler look like a school-bus....."