This is somewhat why I wrote my post. Many of the criticisms don’t limit or specify that scenario as the issue but rather make it seem like it’s all conditions and tend to scare window shoppers.The small bumps are not a big deal when on normal streets..I don't really think that's the complaint (although maybe for some it is).
The issue I seem to find is on freeways or anywhere at a fairly high speed going over small bumps in a freeway (see Los Angeles) and it just gets really really bumpy in the back...harsh in the front...really unusual in the back.
In My daily driving I don’t encounter that type of condition. Mostly city driving with short stretches (10 miles or so) on freeways that are mostly smooth. We have plenty of potholes but I just avoid them. if I were driving on washboard like conditions I’d consider upgrading the suspension or going with the MS.
And I’ve never ridden in the back so have no comment on that ride.