I guess it depends on who you are.
Personally, the G23 wake with stock ballast was bigger and as poppy as I have ever ridden (XStar with PWT ballast). Similar in shape too. Even with 1/2 ballast, it was as big and ridable as my 230 with an extra 1500 or so above stock.
For me, the reason to get this boat is to never deal with additional ballast again, retain all the storage for my ever growing family and have one of the best wakes out there. (Note that I said "one of" cuz I don't want to start a war on what boat produces the best wake... we have done that 10 million times and it always turns out the same).