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Kevin, I think you'll like a traveler better, it enables you to position the boom laterally in a more stable and 'definite' way. You have a definite (but moveable) lateral point, from which the mainsheet has a definite vertical point for up-and-down trim.
The "A" rig doesn't have that right-angle configuration, it's more of a compromise which I find too 'vague' in getting the boom where I want it with the right amount of lateral and vertical control.