Originally Posted by disston
...which one is the right choice.
To me at least there is no "right" choice. All options are a compromise to some degree and the intended use of the bike as well as the rider's mechanical competence should be factored in when deciding which option is best for one's own circumstances. There are no absolutes in this case. I feel that what I have is the best option for me, but it all depends on what you'll be using the bike for and where.