YES, there are alot of steps in making BBQ ribs and a great sauce to go with it, and YES they are always worth the work. Everyone has their own taste of what is great and what is mediocre. You just have to experiment with your sauces until you get it right. Well I finally got it just about right. LOL!! My boyfriend Marvin liked it and he ate every bite and my picky son and his girlfriend also helped to finish what was left of the ribs. So I must have done something right this time. Next time I will have to buy 8 lbs of ribs so I can have seconds.