Harrison Barnes and create your own shot are two things that do not belong together. Also giving Hayward the max or anywhere close to it is crazy talk. The guy doesn't do anything elite, he isn't even a dead eye shooter.
I just bought a patriot limited 4x2 and I love it for all the reasons you mentioned plus it reminds me of the old Cherokees but better looking. I figured I didn't need the 4x4 living here in Charlotte and only taking it to snowshoe a few times a year but I kind of wish now that I'd have gotten it.
jeeppatriot.com has some good threads in there that will let you know what the 4x4 and 4x2 patriots are capable of.