I did drop down from the SEL model to the SE, but the only thing I'm gonna miss from that package is the leather-wrapped steering wheel... I don't care about the other things and a couple of them I distinctly didn't like anyway (automatic day/mirror and keypad entry). Went with the V6 and got it from the same dealer we bought from last week. They made the deal I wanted and gave us fully twice what I expected to get from the old Escape.
I was glad LOML was able to do this for me on HER brithday.