I do agree when you say gel batteries are not better in terms of amp handling than other. But they have its own advantage which may interest you. So why to discard just on one option. For example they are much better when it comes to discharge rates and Gel batteries are also slightly higher ambient operating temperatures.I am replacing a wet cell battery. A friend recommended going for gel this time. Since they are strong and last longer. However, I have heard gel batteries are not better in terms of amperage handling. Confused b/w options?