I found for my photography Graham the Manfrotto 3D Super Junior Head I suffered with for about twenty years before I replaced it with the Giotto , it was much too slow to adjust, and drove me crazy, I shoot mainly portraits. and by the time I got it adjusted my subjects attention had wandered.
It depends on what type of work you do the most which head is the most suitable, although I would imagine that a geared head would be more suitable for static subjects .