To be honest, I’m sorta indifferent :) I don’t own a cintiq, not rich enough hehe. I only worked on the ones at my school. I liked the “pen on the drawing surface” feel better, so when I get enough money to buy three, I’ll buy a giant cintiq. Tho that won’t happen for another couple years, haha!
However, I honestly would rather draw by hand and not digitally. Colour digitally, I love as much as traditional (tho come on, markers and colouring pencils have a sense of nostalgia to them). But sketching I feel like I have more control and freedom when I do it by hand, in a sketchbook. The tiny box screen on my laptop is too… I dunno, it makes me feel restricted, for some reason.
Digital tool, I would very much rather own a cintiq or anything where you can draw over the screen. Sadly, I do not own enough cash for that, therefore I shall nobly continue to deal with my veteran Bamboo tablet from 2008.