I bought a new F150 last year to replace my 2005 Explorer. I ordered it because so many of the trucks on the lot were either stripped (XL) or loaded (King Ranch, Platinum) and didn’t max out the towing abilities. I didn’t want leather (why does anybody; cold in winter, hot in summer) and I wanted a bench seat (I didn’t want the console with floor shifter; I already have a sports car). The XLT with the big package fit the bill.
In keeping with this discussion, I got the crew cab; also the longest bed available. It is VERY roomy in the back and we use it when we’re traveling with another couple. Yes, it’s like a limousine when it comes to maneuvering but the sports car contrasts that. The extra length makes a big difference in towing stability. It gets gas great mileage (22 highway, 19 around town) partly due to its aluminum body (only 4800 pounds) and its twin turbo V6 & 10 speed transmission (which is no slouch in Sport mode).
I am a tool collector so the bed gets used (not abused) to haul my finds. If the load gets particularly big, heavy, or dirty, I use one of the two utility trailers. I do use it as a daily driver in the winter months as the sports car is useless.
I am sure there are a lot of people out there that don’t use their pick-ups to haul much of anything and others who use them a lot more than I do but crew cabs are a godsend. I had to rent a truck once and it was a standard cab; I practically broke my nose when I turned around to look out the back window.