I love Landys to bits, but would never own a Defender. Part of that is being 6' 5" and banging my knees on the corner of the dash every time I get into the damn thing (and having no leg or headroom either), but there is also the speed (slow), economy (poor), road noise (loud), handling (bad) and build quality (gappy) to consider.
My heart says yes, but my head wants to run a mile. For what I need, my Passat is far, far better. To be honest, even when I was spending two, three nights a week driving over fields shooting rabbits, my Frontera (leather seats, aircon, low ratio box) was adequate. That also went fast, was relatively quiet, had legroom and headroom, did 35+ to the gallon and a decent boot for the dogs.
If I had to get another 4x4, I'd be tempted by a late model Frontera with the V6 petrol in it, then convert it to LPG (so that I can afford to run it). At a push, I'd buy a Santana. My dad's old tree surgeon pointed them out as license built Depender 110s built for the Spanish military. Apparently they are larger inside than normal 110s, so may fit me better. 55 plate examples are a lot cheaper than a comparable 110 and they are built by Iveco (I think).