As an update:
My parents bought a 2012 Polaris Sportsman 550 ho. It may be a touring, and I may have the model slightly wrong, I don't recall. My dad really wanted a two seater, so they ended up paying much more.
It has a cvt (constant variable transmission), which I don't like because I feel like it is just more stuff to break, and has heat issues (driving slowly in high range for example). The cvt is kinda weird, as the RPMs change on their own as the gear ratio changes without me doing anything....I like the feel of a standard transmission anyways.
It has on demand 4WD, which I also don't like, because again I feel like it is more stuff to break and I don't get the feeling that it gets as good traction as a pure 4WD (locking).
Then it has some sort of auto clutch, where it engages whenever you press the throttle. I don't like that because again, more stuff to break, and it kinda lurches when you start moving after you shift gears....feels like I'm breaking/wearing out the transmission.
Finally I don't like the break, I like having front and rear break control.
I also need to adjust the Idle screw, but for the life of me I can't find it. I think it may be the onboard computer malfunctioning, because sometimes it idles correctly and sometimes it triess to idle significantly below where it is supposed to....I donno.
I have alotta complaints, but overall I like it. The biggest problems I have is that I feel like the thing has a number of unnecessary complex mechanisms that feel like they are prone to failure. If they don't break prematurely, then the atv is perfect. When I go to their farm, I like the tractor more, but I stick a trailer on the atv and combined with the front end loader on the tractor, I can move alotta material....basically I make my own little dump truck operation.
Also, I took a empty trailer down a really big steep hill. It started jacknifing because I didn't want to go too fast (I was on the breaks) and there was ground erosion exposing large loose rocks. Correcting the jacknife was actually really really fun.
On the whole motorcycles are much more fun to drive. After driving it for about 30 seconds I asked myself, "Is that it?" No shifting, only one break that you don't use much because the cvt is good at engine breaking, no balancing...you just kinda drive.
Thanks again to anyone that offered advice.