I've used the Fender system a few times, and disliked it every time. You're paying for a neat package rather than quality sound.
Personally I would put my money into higher quality components. Turbo M12, Sennheiser XS wireless, and micro iPad mixer flavor of the month will seriously outperform a Passport system.
A neat package and ease of use is what I'm looking for as indicated by the OP and title of this thread. Sending untrained people out with multiple components to hook up and wireless networking to troubleshoot is out of the question. The less cables the better.
The Yamaha and Peavey variants above are on my short list as well as just going with a common powered speaker. The Anchor Audio stuff looks like a fit and I trust the recommendation, but it sure is ugly.
I hesitate to ask because I suspect I know the response but the lack of a need to carry a speaker stand would be nice...
Any experience with the sub+tower arrangements? (JBL EON One, Bose L1 Compact, Turbosound IP2000, others?) Budget is ~$1k.
Again, this is primarily for speaking events set up by untrained personnel. Needs a spare input for an iPod and maybe one for a guitar for rare use.