I think Minetta Tavern's bone-in NY strip steak is the best of its type in the city. Strip House would be second. If you're willing to put up with the reservation headaches and/or show up early and sit at the bar, I'd go with Minetta Tavern.
I don't think you are mad; I agree 100%. Sometimes I like a good ribeye, though. For the perfect strip, go to Spark's. As an added benefit, they have the best wine list of any steakhouse in town, and it is very affordable. Enjoy.