To me, the problem with having a "powerful" vehicle, is unless you have access to a race track, where do you go where you can routinely benefit from the usually unneeded power of the vehicle? A vehicle is only under powered, if it doesn't have enough power to meet your routine needs. I really don't have anything against the personal choice to want more power, even if it is wasteful. But my observation is in the real world most people are NOT hauling huge Yachts behind their Pick-Ups...and/or seldom do we have the need or ability to go from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. It all depends on how you want to define "Powerful"....yes, torque and speed can be called powerful. But I think it's pretty "powerful" to be able to pass gas stations as opposed to being able to pass other commuters.