I chose Fresh strictly because it fits my budget and the budget of a larger percentage of people. In the cichlid world, you can get nearly as colorful fish and it's all just a matter of opinion about personalities. I do like the coral, inverts, and other stuff like that in SW
, but there are a few options in the FW
realm to make up for it (shrimp, cray's, etc). Increase my salary by about $2,000 a month and perhaps I'll vote Salty for ya.
Oh, and just for you Stuart.... I siphon once (sometimes twice) a week and have "NEVER" drank my tank water. Oh the joys of the Python. Best $40 I've spent to date.