4. The days of any 2 door SUV commanding a market presence are gone, long gone.
You're saying the 2-door Wrangler JK doesn't command any presence in the market?? (sure the 4-door JK outsells it, but still it seems to be doing quite well, if all the ones I see on the road (and trail) are any indication).
Any "Bronco" built on the Everest platform IMO will suffer the very same fate as Toyota's FJ Cruiser due to the IFS and lack of a removable top. If the aftermarket is to embrace it willingly (something required for it to be able to sustain itself in the market like the JK does), it needs to be body-on-frame, have two decent solid axles, have a removable top (regardless of how many will actually remove said top), and be affordable (both it and the aftermarket accessories for it). Anything less is almost guaranteed to be a failure.
The closest thing Ford currently has under it's umbrella to what I believe would make any sort of dent in JK sales would be the Troller T4. However a Troller is very far from meeting the arduous safety standards our wonderful government imposes on automakers, so I'm not sure how feasible simply bringing the Troller here would be. I would hope Ford can find a way to pull it off, perhaps with a steel body somewhat reminiscent of a 1st-gen Bronco, but like others here, my hope for that just is not very high.