I think it depends on what your goal is at the time. I agree with you Pat, and pinks are a blast, but for me it wears off quick. I do however enjoy putting other people on them who are newbies, like my son and seeing him light up, getting to easily hook multiple huge fish. After a couple trips though and a few packed smoker sessions, I am pretty done with pinks, probably because it is so little fishing and so much repetitive catching. I start missing the hunt and the surprises or skunkings that await.