I am enjoying this thread, although in essence its says as much about the membership of this forum as it does about the new vehicle.
I think a lot of us on here are hopeless romantic optimists harking to days past when life was simpler.
In a world where MP's don't take any notice of their electorate and ringfenced state pension funds are Maxwelled by the government, this new Defender could've been a helluva lot worse.
I would go as far as to say it could remove our reasons for having 2 vehicles.
I like a lot on here have a second daily and a 110(currently in component form).
But the new Defender looks like it would serve daily duties, nipping to the tip, camping, family stuff and a fair crack at off roading.
So, it may not justify a second vehicle for daily duties as it covers all bases, which I expect was the design brief.
Looks like JLR just shafted us all....... and then the price!