I'd looked at Ford's site as well, they need to update the specs to reflect the actual model year they're selling, not carry over last year's specs despite the fact they've changed.
I'd guess it has as much to do with the fact that they probably have a lot of stock of '09s sitting on lots that they want to sell first.
Off topic, but did Ford develop RSC in response to the small rollover "problem" they had with the Explorer? LOL
Heh. Maybe? Although, as with Suzuki Samurais or Jeep CJs, I don't think any gadget will make a stupid driver realize that they're not driving an RX7. Any truck I've ever driven with stability control really thwarted me driving off-road. When you go into a snow-filled ditch or deep mud, it doesn't allow you to spin the wheels like mad -- which is exactly what you need! Eventually, even an idiot like me realized you can actually switch that crap off. Maybe that's why they also have OnStar?
(not that you'll actually have coverage out in the bush).
Like TPMS, these things are just a fig-leaf that give people a false sense of security, instead learning how to handle their machinery properly in the first place.
Like everyone eluded to, the truck for the money is just about right. I wouldn't go back to a full size or another brand for any reason.
Yeah, people can complain all they want about the design being "outdated", but the advantage to that is they can actually work out most of the bugs. That's a pretty good trade-off to me. You really have to make an extra effort to break a Ranger.