I've always had a truck for the last 30 years. Last summer I traded in my 2018 F150 on the Transit 350 EL EB Cargo.I have a 1 ton Long box crew cab truck, and a minivan for 1 person. Getting tired of the insurance/maintenance of two older vehicles.
Ordered a 148 WB as my 1 and only daily driver.
We still have my wife's car for "family" outings. But whenever I'm by myself I always take the van. It will become a camper over time, but right now it is still empty.
In its current "empty" state the only advantages it has over the F150 is the dry cargo area, which doesn't come into play that often.
While the van is comfortable to drive, it's nowhere near as comfortable as the F150 Lariat was. It's 3 ft longer than the truck, and a high roof so parking garages are almost always out of the question. At certain facilities (like a hospital complex) I need to hope for an "over height vehicle" lot, with some empty spaces. And every so often it's a really tight squeeze into a regular parking lot, possibly no different than your long bed crew cab.
I really like the upright seating position and I'm hoping it will quiet down with the camper buildout. It will always need to be able to haul small quantities of lumber, plywood and maybe some furniture, even as a camper.
If I found myself single and still needed the camper functionality, I would most definitely have the van as my only vehicle. If no camping was in my future I would go back to a midsize 4-door truck (Tacoma?) as my only vehicle.
If I needed 6+ person capacity then it would have to be the van.