I'm new to trucks and thought I'd try and pry some info from you.
I've driven the Tmaxx and Stampede but never a ST or buggie. My Tmaxx friend says there's a huge difference between the 4wd handling and 2wd. I couldn't see it, but then, I didn't have much wheel time on the Tmaxx.
I liked the 2wd alright but thought the Rustler, or RC10, might be better because it's lighter and lower to the ground. Not sure if it's worth another hundred bucks for the Tmaxx. Tmaxx friend says it is but he's never tried a ST either.
I will be using it wherever I find dirt, not on a groomed track. I love jumping and Tmaxx friend says there's the rub. ST's hardly ever land on their wheels. If that's the case, what's the point? (need lead for balancing?) Tmaxx almost always land on their wheels.
Tmaxx is heavy and I don't know if I like that. Is 4wd all that? Wheelies are fun. But don't want to get into something I'll be tired of in a month because it keeps flipping on jumps or just plain flipping over.