It was very worth the effort. I used three different cures on one whole belly, and PatioDaddio's was our favorite. More or less 1TBS of Morton Tenderquick per 1lb of belly.
Super easy and has that very basic bacon flavor without anything covering up the taste of the pork and smoke.
The only thing I did differently than him was I smoked mine at 160* for 5 hours. I was very pleased with that method.