You might have heard of a little term 'Non-Metallic Metals' or maybe if you've been in the right circles as of late 'True Metallics'. Every few years a new term is coined for a new style of painting metals it seems. For me, it's a wonderful progression of techniques that mixes and melds elements together to create a new idea for modeler/painters to mull over for the aesthetic of their models.
So which is best? Most people tend to favor what they can get better results with from their own brush. Others tend to love that which they can't emulate on their own. This personal bias can come into play heavily when you're viewing models for a painting contest, especially when you're judging one!
I present this question to the community: What do you find more pleasing to your aesthetic sensibilities? Have any amazing examples to link to? Why do you enjoy one over the other? Or if you like them both, what do you enjoy seeing each technique being used on?
Leave your comments, have a discussion, and don't be afraid to reply to each others thoughts. Opinions are best when fully realized through thorough thought provoking discussion after all!