The debate on what type of bed length and or what type of SRW/DRW truck and what engine type will continue until the manufactures stop building trucks. Everyone has their needs and wants, also anyone can justify their needs based on their needs.
I have chosen a 2008, 2500,6.7L Ram Mega Cab which has a short bed but for the MY is the same wheel base as a Ram Crew Cab Long Bed truck. Both of these models of trucks will fit in my garage, in fact I have a three foot work bench and two feet behind the truck, so I can walk around the truck with the door closed.
To me the wheel base is what everyone should consider when choosing a truck, a longer wheelbase truck will ride better with a 5er is attached. So a regular cab with a long bed truck which has a shorter wheelbase than a mega cab short bed truck would not ride as will. I will always choose a mega cab short bed truck over a long bed truck anytime. Why a bigger roomy cab and a longer wheelbase with the short bed,so for me this in the perfect truck that meets my needs.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67