Preferable to an individual maybe, but the rest is just one of those pointless and endless debates like Star Trek v Star Wars, Ford v Chevy, Red v Blue, Mac v PC, etc.
Do whatever works for you, don't worry about the rest.
This week's CNet email featured a Community quick poll I was unable to participate in.<div>The question was: When my computer is not in use, it is
usually: </div>Shut down, Idling, Hibernating, or Sleeping.
Other than shut down, I don't know what the other terms mean. Is one state preferable to the others to keep a PC in?