This is the first Waygu that I have done. It was given to me at the last minute to smoke and I decided to try the OP receipe.
I understand where you're coming from. Everyone has a preference for what they like. I am a bit eclectic in that I like a number of different styles and tastes. And I don't do competition.
The reaction last night was so positive that I would have a hard time changing it up. I might cut a small piece off before marinading and see what happens.....
I do have a related question for you: Is there a guide or something that I can use to learn how to separate the packer into it's parts? I smoked the whole thing because I don't know how to cut it up.