I had a half ton before this truck and I really liked it. Wouldnt have mind buying another one that was newer.
I bought a 3/4 ton because I really wanted a crew cab and I NEED at least a 6.5' box so my only options were a heavy half which are overpriced or a 3/4.
I went with Diesel because I could afford it and I really enjoy the power. Do I need a diesel? Nope, do I like it? Yep!
I have towed a lot more than most of the kids I know that are diesel douches.