Ther are many that would tell you that if that's the case, you've never had them properly prepared. And If they did, and I was forced to take sides, I'd have to side with them.
Spare ribs are the very foundation of the art of BBQ itself. Babybacks are just prok chops with most of the meat cut off. If you learn how to do spares right just one time, you will be hooked. Not that you shouldn't still eat BBs, they're just not even in the same league.
I'm not surprised at all anymore when someone tells me "I used to think those BabyBack ribs were the best, but these meatier ones are better than they could ever be.
In fact, the Shortone and I heard that three or four times at the get together.
There are people here that can learn a how to do 'em. Hang around