It's funny but I am going through that exact same thought process. Maybe Derek W is wearing off on us.
I have considered a linear progression and for some reason I thought what the hell lets do the 6 week Smolov. I haven't manned up enough to actually try that but...
I started 5/3/1 in March of last year so this is a complete 1 year cycle for me. I don't really know what direction to go yet. I love 5/3/1 for the results, flexibility and simplicity and yet I want more!
If you figure it out let me know would ya. I think I am going to do at least one more month of 5/3/1 so I can do some cardio and do 2 lifts a day 2 days a week. That gets me through my major tournaments for this year and then I will reevaluate.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin