This is just a personal opinion/preference so take it for what it's worth. I don't like fluorescents. I realize they've gotten much better as time has moved forward, but I still don't like them as a light source because of the color cast they produce. I know the cast is irrelevant to a great degree when working in black-and-white. But I'm still perceiving the world in color before I render it b/w on film, and part of wanting to take a photograph is being able to aesthetically appreciate the scene before I click the shutter. A blue/green, minus-red lighting scheme that you get from fluorescents just doesn't get my juices flowing readily. For still life I'd prefer hot lights, for portraits I'd prefer strobes.