I've been noticing a few things. Even though BBs cost more per pound of meat AND yield less per rib, they a) get more acclaim b) serve more people I've had many times where I prepped BBs and spares equally, and cooked each to optimum. The BBs always get more OOHs and AHHs. Fair enough. But how do they serve more people? It goes like this.... I can fit a total of 3 racks of trimmed spares (plus the trimmings) on my smoker. I could perhaps fit another half-rack. But babybacks? I can fit nine racks of 'em! Where a person would get one spare, they can get three BBs. So even though I get more meat per dollar with spares, I get far more bang for the buck from babybacks. Since my wife likes them better, odds are that from now on I'll mostly do them. I will of course occasionally smoke a rack of spares for myself, but babybacks are apparently where it's at.