Also, British electronic reliability is definitely something to worry about. Unless you sell your toy before warranty expires, of course.
Even if the electronics part holds its own down the road, the hydraulic system looks like something that has to fail sooner or later. It works too hard too often. You'd need something mil-spec or space-spec to take such abuse. Although (according an engineer who worked on testing the ACE control chip) the ACE mechnism is "fail safe", namely in time of hydraulic failure the system goes stiff instead of becoming loose, you'd hate to worry about failures.
The current crop of ACE makes a whining noise when cornering. Some units do, some don't. The dealer, as usual, doesn't know why. But it won't surprise me if they all begin to make noises down the road. It's some hard-working hydraulic system after all. Even my power steering pump whines a bit.
The thing I don't understand is why LR didn't make a manually adjustable sway-bar as per Pajero (etc.). That's effectively a electronic, continously adjustable sway-bar "disconnect", and would be immensely helpful. The only reason I can think of is that LR wants to real-word test the technology for some future high-end vehicles (maybe the ACE option on Range Rover 2000?)
Finally, big wheels are simply out of place
on the Disco (strictly MHO, of course). They look awkward, almost like
a mistake (somebody put the wrong wheels on in the factory?). They feel
OK on the M55, with its other high performance styling cues, but they're
not for the Disco.
Besides, aftermarket airbags are available, if your finally find a need for load-leveling. Air Lift has the 1000 series airbags that fit inside of the factory coil springs. Four Wheeler used it in a TJ project. The Discovery Series II has coil-over front suspension, preventing such applications, but the Air Lift bags (or some future versions) should be applicable to the rear. (Well... is coil-over the reason they didn't put airbags in the front? - or, the other way around - is SLS the reason they didn't go coil-over in the rear?).