I'm not a huge fan of FWD, but after owning two Olds Toronados (1966 and 1970) I grew to like the 25 ft FWD burnouts. Yes, servicing them is a pain, and not for the faint of heart.
My Golf GTi has been a real kick to drive in the snow. Start skidding a bit and turn into it while hitting the loud pedal! I don't think the 560SEL is as fun, with the long wheelbase and all that weight! Yikes! Haven't had much of a chance to play in the snow with that tank.
But in the end, I prefer RWD.