The only "journalists" who ever appreciate fwd cars is motorweek as they understand and appreciate what the new regal is: a wonderful compromise of power, fuel economy, reliability, practicality, comfort, luxury, style and all weather capability. Yes its not the leader in any of those categories (exception might be a GS for style) but for a fwd sedan to live with on a daily basis the regal is top notch and motorweek agrees.
All other journalists believe sending the power to anything other than the rear wheels is sacrilegious and are prejudice against all fwd cars. Those journalists don't own any cars cause they take a new loaner car home every week.
So if someone else was picking up the tabs for gas, repairs, insurance than sure I'd take a bmw M3 when its nice out, an audi a4 when its not, and a suv when I need to take a family vacation. Since 99.99% of people don't have a motor pool of vehicles to choose from on a daily basis I don't give auto journalists opinions about cars any weight at all.
I'm happy with my regal gs red stick shift and any journalist who doesn't like the car just doesn't get it. If bad car reviews means that there are fewer on the road and I don't see myself coming the other way that's just gravy. Usually the killer of resale values is poor reliability (such as chryslers, german, & British cars) or a vehicle being sold in large numbers to rental agencies. My $.02