I feel that really, they are both great in different ways. A good low tech is very little maintenence with a long maturity time. High Tech is more maintenence with results that comes a lot faster. I prefer high tech because of the color you are able to have and the ability to grow just about any plant.
Totally agree...... 100%
I also have both set-ups and love the experiences of learning which plants will grow in the different set-ups!! And for the plants that thrive in both... it's amazing, how different they can grow!