So work today finally came through. After having to put up with a shitty F-150 on it's last legs (transmission was replaced and was dying again, and something was wrong in the engine where it would randomly lose power on the highway), they told me to go pick up my new Explorer at the dealership. 2013 XLT. This thing is miles apart from the old pickup, even though I'm still getting used to the bells and whistles. About the only thing I find annoying so far is the turn signal switch. When did cars switch to this "soft" switch to activate the signals? There's no "feel" for the turn signal being on, and turning it off (after a lane change or whatever) you need to push it back the other way, but not too far or you'll turn it on again. That's going to take some getting used to.