i do appreciate everyone's help and opinions here. We ended up purchasing the 2500 with the 6.4l Saturday. It has everything we want and nothing we don't. It is also prep'd for a fifth wheel/ goose neck should we decide to go that route later. In the end, it cost us an additional $1500 to get the 2500 over the half ton. It rides nice, its blue and makes the DW happy.
Happy wife = happy life
2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.4l with 2015 Flagstaff 21FBRS
Wife, myself and 2 furry kids