My wife is shopping for the new 4X, and she likes the looks of the side step nerf bars. I am looking at things from the durability and hanging up on things point of view. I see the nerf bars/step sides getting bent, dinged, ripped off and catching mud. She sees them as easier for her and the girls getting in and out. My girls are 7 and 11. I personally would rather get a skid plate with rocker panel protection.......but no steps with those. You guys that have them....how do they hold up? I told her steel if she does go that route.