Well you can pick and choose more with AP classes, so in that sense they may be better. But I think HL math is better than AP Calculus. Look at the AP free response questions (the harder part of the test) for the past 6 or 7 years. They're all pretty much the same routine problems recycled.
IB representatives would have you believe that the kids are ready for a phd when they graduate, but if you ignore them and look at what the program offers, at least HL, then it still does look better than AP to me. And if it isn't, then I'll make it better
Oh well, I guess I find out all the details next year. Thanks for the feedback.