You're correct. Except for a couple of places up near the top the rest of the payout is almost identical. Scheduling and locations are also a very big part of the equation. If this year is like the last few, we will register for the Everstarts before the year is out and BASS won't even have their schedule announced until much later. In other words, if you wait to see what BASS has planned, you will miss the opportunity to fish the Everstarts, or be waaaay down on the waiting list. If you do take that chance, you'll probably find out that you'll be fishing the East instead of the North as advertised. Also, don't forget that the entry fees for the Everstart Pro Division are $650 versus $1000 or more for BASS. Unless you finish in spots 2, 3, or 4, the ROI is better for the Everstarts. (Based on your recent fiinishes Z-Man, you should have been fishing B.A.S.S. -- LOL)
I'll try the Everstarts again next year. (after a year off) I've fished 'em and I like 'em. I'll stay with them until the BASS situation improves and they are able to entice me to change.
Just my two cents. We'll see you out there next year.