Plugin or Alternate Template?

Published on August 29, 2005 at 8:11 PM EST
In the Discussions category.

The BigPAPI plugin offers a lot of opportunity to do some exceptional customization to the Movable Type interface. In fact, it can do everything an alternate template can do—and much more!

So the question: would you rather deal with an alternate template or a plugin? If you’re not already using alternate templates, the plugin has the advantage that no setup is required. Aside from that, though, I can’t see that one offers any benefits over the other. What do you think?