Matrix metering is a great generic metering tool that will hit just the point in many situations. Of course matrix metering provides you with what camera things correct and not what you always have in mind. This is why CW metering becomes more useful after time, when one becomes more demanding and develops an eye for certain details in the frame.
When the lighting is even, matrix metering can never go wrong, but in times of high contrast, say noon time, you have to tell to the camera what you are aiming for (highlights/shadows).
You can either learn the behavior and tendencies of the matrix metering of your camera and compensate the exposure when you thing it won't give you what you want, or stick with CW and always point to it what you want to expose for.