I have lifted in SLP, UPA, WABDL, APC, APF/AAPF, USPA, & USAPL. In my opinion, the meet director makes or breaks a meet, not the fed rules. Most rules are basically the same with a few minor differences. I lift/compete for the fun of it. If I think I'll enjoy it, I'll lift with any fed.
"I can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!"