We just got our first measurable snowfall in south central Kansas, 3 inches overnight. I know that is not much compared to the storms I'm used to in the upper Midwest, but it is more than enough to make people freak-out down here.
I had zero problems driving into work considering no plows have been out on the roads yet. I put 250 pounds of sandbags in the bed to keep some weight over the wheels. Turning the Auto LSD on to take off from a stop and turning it off and letting the VCS kick back in after I get rolling works like a dream. The VCS seems to do a great job of keeping the truck from sliding around. Of course I was not driving aggressively and giving myself plenty of following distance as you should in the snow. Only thing this 5-lug needs to improve handling is a set of 235 width tires with decent tread.
While I miss my 94 4x4 SR5, I just couldn't justify keeping 3 vehicles. The wife has the all wheel drive Honda CRV if we need to take any long trips in the snow. All in all if you do not do any serious off roading the 5-lug with a modern traction control system seems to fit my needs just fine.