- Easier to travel with
- Allows for satisfying spine cracking
- Takes up less space
- Easily damaged
- Allows for spine cracking
- Harder to read without damaging
- Harder to damage
- Bare spines are nice to look at
- Dust covers are pretty
- Take up more space
- Harder to travel with
- More expensive
I can pretty much conclude it's basically up to personal preferences. They both have cons but they both have pros. Depends what's more important to you.
Which do you prefer? Why? Did I miss anything on my lists?