kc makes good points. 90% of the drivers out there probably couldn't tell the difference. 40% probably don't even KNOW whether their own car is FWD or RWD.
Here's my take. GM RWD cars from the 80's had the softest, smoothest, EASIEST steering. I LOVED them. One finger could do the job. Since the 90's steering has become tighter, more responsive, and it's harder to turn the wheel. Some of it probably has to do with a departure from the "circulating ball" but I'm not an expert in these matters so I won't try to speculate.
I notice "plowing" with FWD cars. I don't drive "hard" but it was very noticable on my '97 Acura RL. Mom's '79 and '82 Eldorados were pathetic when it came to handling, but the ride was so smooth, who cared?
My Prelude doesn't have any of these problems, but a lot of extra engineering went into it. Honda even designed what they call "ATTS" (automatic torque transfer system) for the "Type SH" Preludes to throw more power to the outside wheel in a turn to help pull you through it.
My driveway has a steep 75-foot hill. Maybe one day out of the year it gets icy and I have a tough time climbing it. I owned two Acura Legends, a '87 and a '90. Neither had any trouble with it. My '97 RL had a weight distribution of about 54/46 and couldn't even handle slush or snow. My '00 Prelude beats them all, and it has weight distribution of 61/39.
The downside on ice is that with very little weight in the back, the rear-ends of these cars are more likely to "float" when cornering too fast on ice. Fortunately, since there's no power to those back wheels they usually come back in line relatively quickly.
Still, I'll always prefer RWD.