Interested in hearing opinions from those who have had both.
I have an '07 with a mechanical LSD. I think it works great. I have a friend who has an LSD in his Ford F250 and he's always very impressed, sometimes shocked, at the places I'm able to drive in 2WD, particularly in the snow. His LSD in the Ford sucks.
I've pretty much always driven trucks prior with an open rear differential, and the difference is huge.
That said, when the day comes that I move on to a new Tacoma (very long time off I hope), am I going to miss the old mechanical LSD? I know I've seen people say they really like all these computer driven traction controls in the new Tacomas, but I really just don't like the sound of it.