Purchased a Curt hitch rather than OEM, mainly due to cost. I do like the OEM look but so far only use it for a Yakima Holdup bike rack. The hitch is tucked right underneath the plastic bumper. I've already took the wk2 to several rocky trails and so far it hasn't even been nicked.
**FYI, I've used a cargo tray with this hitch for a camping trip and later realized the hot exhaust melted a small area of my ice cooler when strapped onto it. I was used to my old truck's exhaust tip facing to the ground. If it was an OEM hitch this probably wouldn't have happened since it sits 1-2 inches higher than aftermarket.
Besides this incident, I've been very satisfied with the hitch. Hope this helps.