Serves me right for trusting 1 review, who didn't even use the right ingredients. This recipe sucked, plain and simple. I don't know where the Michael Smith reference is from, I don't think this quite followed whatever he may have done in the original. I've tried many other oven rib recipes with much better results. This one is bland and ribs are on the tough side.
I tried this recipe with some beef ribs instead of pork, and it turned out fantastic and picture-perfect. To be honest I didn't expect it to turn out as well as they did, but I was proven very wrong! My boyfriend adored it and gave me praise, so thank you for that! ;D