where I live, yes. But that has to do with my preferences and the wave consistency. I'll do other things if its tiny. Don't need to surf shin high waves, which the potato can actually be fun in.
If I lived in a place like New England, I doubt the potatonator would make my quiver as easily. Only if I was really loaded and already had a potato. Where the period is shorter and waves are less consistent, its the Sweet potato all day long.