I like the option. I am not sure if this article means the package is available (like the heavy payload option you could get on a XLT w/ 8' bed) or if it means this is how they're all going to roll off the line.
I agree with Tseekins - doesnt make sense for everyone, as lots of people will do just fine with the current payload capabilities. Wonder what the impact will have on the ride as I was really impressed with the ride of the 2011 Screw.
I am with atbear too, I think the article was confusing. I think the last line should have read "Is the extended capabilities in the Screw welcome".
Wonder if they'd ever consider a Screw/8' bed. Probably best left to the SD arena, but curious.