I miss carpet tennis too. It is a dying surface unfortunately. The Masters Cup used to be held every year on this surface, as well as the Grand Slam Cup in the 90s. Vienna used to be played on carpet as well before switching to indoor hard a few years ago. I loved the duels between Sampras and Becker in the mid 90s
I'm not really that familiar with carpet tennis in the past, though from what I have seen, it is a far more interesting surface than indoor hard. You know they have just switched Basel to indoor hard for this year too.
I wish they had more carpet tournaments in women's tennis too. I think they have just gotten rid of Tokyo, as a carpet tournament.