Exactly. You're spot on in this post.I see this comment made often on forums. For whatever reason, people like to believe you can't have a fun vehicle that is also somewhat fuel efficient. The Raptor won't strictly be a toy for everyone. In my case, it'll be a daily driver that I can hit the trails/dunes with on the weekend.
I was looking for a significant improvement over my 10 year old 6.2l full-size pickup. The fact that this smaller truck with a 3.0l can only do marginally better isn't saying much for Ecoboost technology, which was introduced to provide similar power/torque levels to larger naturally aspirated motors but with better efficiency and fewer emissions. Ford may as well just have threw a Coyote in the Raptor. It manages 16/22 in a 4WD F-150.