Being as I am a part time resident on the Rock I wil tell you there are ZERO ways to compare LOTO to the Rock. There is more traffic on LOTO at the Grand Glaze bridge at 2:00 am than any holiday weekend at Tablerock. The water does not taste like gasoline. It is so smooth during the week you can park your boat in the slip, put on 2 ropes and walk away without fear of damage. The down side to the rock is there are no LOTO type bars or restaraunts. It is a Corps lake and they restrict building near the water. The population is mainly older (50's) and there are more Cobalts there than you can imagine. The middle of the lake, Shell Knob area is probably the best to be on. 2 marinas, both with restaraunts and not many large boats. The Branson end is getting some larger boats on it and it is the most populated. The other end of the lake is in Ar and it is the least populated and the narrowest part of the lake. Not much goes on down there. It is kinda like stepping back in time 20 years.
Come down some time this summer and take it in. It is only 150 miles or so from LOTO and it is an easy pull.