I think this thread was inevitable considering recent threads.
I happen to like ribs. A lot. But I prefer brisket over ribs and I find myself to be in a minority, particularly in judging tents at KCBS events. The people sitting next to me are always like, "I'm just here for the ribs"!
So naturally, I have made (and certainly have had) world class ribs, and I still prefer a well made brisket (OK, my brisket).
Surely other people out there agree that ribs are not the "Be All, End All" of BBQ that the vast majority of people seem to claim.
I also think bacon beats ribs every time.
I can't wait to see where this thread goes!