I voted for VT. I just love them! I have several and they were my first type that I ever had. And I have bought one VT off of AB, so I know it happens!
Sure, you can get VTs in the store, but many times the ones you see on AB have much more unique coloration and if you look at that particular category, it is mostly US breeders. So shipping for me is not too bad. By my math, I spend the same amount on an AB VT as I would for a pet store HMPK.
Anyway. Just my opinion! I love most of the tail types. My least favorite is the double tail. I also have a soft spot for plakats, crowntails, halfmoons and deltas because I have those right now and love all my boys! They are all beautiful! *gush*
My lovely bettas are: Dagger, Egg, Salsa, Marble, Augustus, Miles
Puddles, Oz, Nate, Monkey, Picasso, Feng, and Maui