I've tried them all . I prefer spring hoops but if my hands are weak I have a difficult time squeezing it. The tension is great if you like taut. I NEVER leave my work in a hoop when I am not working on a project.
I learned on the sewing method and wish I had stuck with it. I am considering going back to it after a lot of investment in hoops and scroll rods. I only hope by the time I get my act together I can still see.
Cross Stitching is mindful no matter what method you choose.