I ride a Ural with live 2wd, have ridden several 2 wheelers, owned old school 4X4 Suburban, Wagoneer, Bronco, Blazer, and several Williys equipped with various lockers and limited slips, in the military I drove tanks, APC's, 6X6 and 8X8 trucks, I'm a CDL driver for a company that operates 28', 53', and doubles, all in snow.
Also had a Yugo which was great in snow
Some were better than others, some were virtually unstoppable, none were as easy to drive within their limitations as my wife's Subaru Outback.
Judgement, skill, and equipment are all important, one will not make up for a lack of another, but using the best tool for the job goes a long way.
Today's AWD systems can work very well, big wide tires suck, nothing beats a good set of chains
"Take care, sir," cried Sancho. "Those over there are not giants but windmills".