I have a 2009 Malibu 247 Wakesetter, with an 1100 lb bag in the rear. We often would also add up to 1500 lbs on the rear seats. Loaded that heavy, it makes a great wake.
At the end of the season last year, I built a home made surf gate. With the boat weighted evenly with 1100 lbs on each side, the home made surf gate produced a wake that was taller, longer, had more push, a much bigger pocket, a really sweet transition, and mostly, was just way more fun to ride than the slammed/leaned version. I posted videos on Wakeworld some time back, probably can find them by searching "247 slammed vs. leaned."
You probably don't need a wake that big at this point, but everyone in the crew I ride with, including some newbies, fell in love with the shape and easy rideability of a gate shaped wake. Nautique also just jumped on board with a gate system that appears to produce a similar shaped wake.
Based on my experience, I am a big believer in gate shaped wakes. The side to side riding transitions don't interest me much, but the level boat, the ability to switch sides easily for different riders and the great wakes have me sold.