This is more akin to my way of thinking.
I too want a truck, but since I'm not baller status I just want the cheapest, roadworthy, decent platform. That I can daily when I don't want to take the 'stang, fish & hunt out of, and haul large stuff from hardware store. So used 2-door shortbed, shortbox that's easy to park and zip around in traffic makes sense. Would be thinking that if/when I get to trailer status it would be a light / open railed aluminum thing. I.e. spend money on trailer so you don't end up going to BIG truck route to drag a big box around.