Haha - I know what you mean. My comparison to the hummer was that they took a military vehicle and "softened" it up for public consumption. That's the same thing that MB has done with the G wagon. In fact, the marines are using them now instead of hummers as they stand up better to being dropped from helicopters. ;)
You are right on the price points though. If I were to get a truck truck I would go for one of the new scorpion ford diesel engines in an F-250. ;) I already drive a MB E320 wagon or a Ford Focus as a daily driver. The MB is just much nicer lol.
Thank you for your thoughts/input - I do appreciate it!