If I could get the wife to sign off on the F150 ecoboost I probably would. My F250 is my daily driver, but then, I also got it used for less then half what it cost new.
As far as I know, the ecoboosts with a crew cab and the right gear ration approach 40k quite quickly. You can get a used 08/09 250 Diesel for around 30. Seems to me 10k would pay for a lot of gas.
My commute one way is 35 miles, so its not ideal, and I hope to get a beater car at some point, but I still feel I saved money over the brand new 1/2 ton option.
John & Amy