I had a RWD truck and now drive a FWD GTS. Madison just got hammered with 12 inches of snow midweek and now I'm certainly learning the differences between the two. RWD you can steer yourself in any direction you want. If you turn your wheels and punch it, your RWD will point you in the direction of the wheels. FWD you go where your car points...turn the wheel and punch it, you go forward. If you turn your wheel and hit the brake, you go forward. The only wany to maneuver in snow in a FWD is to have it in neutral without the brake on. Personally, I'd rather drive a RWD in the snow, but I'd rather drive the GTS than that truck.
It's all a used-to-it thing. I'm used to RWD because I drove it for seven years; I've been driving a FWD for 6 months, and for only 3 days in the snow.
Moral of the story: GOOD DRIVERS pwn any FWD, RWD, or AWD car.
How do you become a good driver in the snow: fuck around in a parking lot with no cars in the way and put yourself in spins, slides, and goofy stuff like that, then teach yourself to get out of it. It's not illegal and not dangerous. Just don't fuck up that Celica.