I thought long and hard about using composite for our deck that I just finished this spring. I decided to go with cedar instead. I just couldn't justify the cost difference. I don't plan on being at this house for ever so I didn't need something that would last forever. I don't like pressure treated at all so I was glad to see that cedar was only a little more more. Ipe would have been great but the cost was the same for composite in my neck of the woods. The only downside to the cedar, in my opinion, is that it is softer than PT so you can get scratches but I don't mind it at all. I think it actually looks good and gives it a distressed look.