It looks like the Limited racks have their own advantages in certain respects.
Yes, the roof racks were the major factor for my choice of an fully optioned Limited rather than a Touring model. I use the roof racks on my 2010 model a lot for short drive impromptu loads -- mostly wood or building supplies for my hobby projects. With the fold-away crossbars, I don't have to do any special planning for carrying loads. I don't have to plan in advance to take the extra time to install the cross bars. My roof rack is always streamlined for lessened wind noise while still being ready for use in less than five minutes.
While deciding between a Limited with the Package#24 + a few options vs a Touring model, I went through all the specifications in detail and found that the Touring-unique features included only: (corrections welcome)
• Java Brown leather-trimmed upholstery
• Heated steering wheel
• Low-profile roof rails in silver finish
• Wheels in dark gray with machine finish
• Lower door cladding with chrome accents
• Body-color door handles with chrome inserts
• Piano gloss black interior trim
While the Java Brown Leather interior was nice, I didn't really care for the extra chrome accents and other chromed appearance items. The heated steering wheel might be a good feature for those 10 days each winter we get below freezing here in Texas.
The Roof Rails (requiring an extra purchase of ~$460 crossbars) was a non-starter because of my frequent use.
I opted for a Limited with Package#24 and additional options that bring it almost to the level of a Touring. I was able to ignore most of the Touring-unique features without feeling I was going to miss out on anything I really cared about. All I lost was the prestige
of owning a Touring model.