Here's my insight on both...
HARD TOPS- PRO: holds heat good, easy to keep clean, rear defrost/wiper, actually makes the Jeep worth locking, no worries of holes or tears from stones or trees.
CONS: expensive, storage sucks, need more than 1 friend to take it off/put it back
SOFTIES- PROS: quick and easy removal after practice, you can take it with you folded down in case rain appears, authentic Jeep look and experience.
CONS: little colder but nothing the heater can't handle, pointless to lock the Jeep, noisy at high speeds, harder to clean
In a nutshell...soft tops are convenient and easy, but you sacrifice security and comfort. Hard tops are nice, but difficult to deal with for storage and removal/replacement.
I own a softie with no desire for a hard top. I love it. It's folded down in 5 minutes, quite warm with the heater on, and the wind noise is drowned out by my tire noise and yelling when I hit pot holes. I dig it