There are so many options on the market right now, especially if you kinda look at squonking RDAs to be very similar to an RDTA. Just like you have good and bad flavors with every brand, you’ll find pleasing RDTAs as well as pleasing RDAs. Some people have a natural preference for one over the other.
My experience with RDTAs goes as far as an original Limitless and I hated it from the get go. It goes in against all the reviews I’ve seen but say what… you win some, you loose some. It’s part of the whole experience and learning process.
It’s mostly personal preference but with RDTAs getting more and more easy to build (leakless) and having excellent flavor, I’d probably tell people to start with that first. I’ve never really seen people actually drip their RDTA. Even RDAs on a squonker don’t often get dripped on anymore but it may be a feature that you particularly like.