You've hit a lot of the same reasons bought the Wolverine. Ride comfort was my #1 had to have, and the Wolverine really delivers.Second would be the comfort and ease of entry / exit of the Wolverine cockpit. I test drove a Commander for a weekend last fall and really appreciated the engine heat on a cool fall day, but concluded it would be brutal in the summer. Another great feature of the Wolvie has to be the power steering, it's almost like a car, I found in the Commander all I did was saw the wheel back and forth, the faster you go...the more you saw the wheel, I didn't like that at all.. More engine power would be nice, but all in all I'm very pleased as well with the Wolvie!!