Well, in the end, Consumer Reports, and every friend I talked to about it came out having the right to say "See, told you.".
I finally gave up on my 2010 WK 5.7 Limited w/QDII (bought with 68K on the odo, trade off with 92K) and moved on. During the short 1 year and 3 months I owned it, the repairs simply overwhelmed me (and the Dodge dealer, who couldn't create appointment spots fast enough to keep the area's Chrysler's off the side of the road...I was once quoted 3 months until they could fix my water pump...). Here is what I contended with (during just 1 year and 3 months...):
-N23 disabled my 4WD low
-Transmission leaked and was taken out, seal replaced, and still leaked.
-Sunroof guide broke
-Both front control arm bushings rotted out and had to be replaced
-Random body parts fell or flopped loose when I took it through touchless carwash
-Satellite radio randomly lost signal
-Transmission had very annoying tq converter shudder
-Steering always felt like the diff was locking up on tight corners like in a parking lot
-Water pump went bad (again...it was changed 8K miles before I bought it...)
-Annoying whining (very loud, as in, wake the neighbors) when I cranked it on cold days, even after replacing the belt.
-Randomly stalled once, and would run rough at idle sometimes. New plugs, PCV, air filter, etc. Nothing helped.
-Random SES light was the last straw, and I traded it in rather than chase that down and take the transmission out AGAIN!
-Transmission would not downshift smoothly if cornering, it would allow what felt like some free-revving and then shift.
In short, it had more problems than the 15 year-old Mustang GT I bought out of some guys lawn when I was in college.
So, I got rid of it, and replaced it with a top ranking CR recommendation (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L AWD with 27K on the odo), and so far have been nothing short of amazed at how well it's working out for me.
-Similar storage space on the interior (A bit less, but not bad really).
-10mpg better across the board, able to use regular
-About a second slower 0-60, according to the magazines, that's fine.
-AWD isn't quite as good as QDII, should still do fine in the snow
-Handling is FAR superior.
-Looks are personal, but I did really like my WK's appearance.