We're trying to decide. We want to do something in the backyard. Our house is about 4 steps above grade. If we do a deck it will be pressure treated (not cedar) and if a patio, pavers of some sort. Assuming same size, location, both at ground level, ie step down from house, which would you do and why? Oh, and it'll be a complete DIY project but we are very experienced at DIY and are not afraid of work. The total area will be around 500 sqft.