Yes, I have owned a minivan. And, there is no comparison to an SUV, a minivan is better in all respects. I’m finally finding some kindred spirits!
The minivan is more comfortable, gets better gas mileage, and has more room inside than any SUV. I loved out Town & Country, especially the automatic sliding door. It felt like I was in the future every time I hit the button to open or close it.
I have heard people say they need one because of snow, but that argument is pretty weak. If the weather is so bad that you can’t make it in a minivan, then you probably shouldn’t be out driving in the first place. Along those same lines, if you are uneasy driving in the snow, then PRACTICE.