i also prefer cable. dsl is more reliable if you can get it. unfortunately dsl get slower and slower as you get farther away from the isp box. i have a cable connection and it is pretty fast. §in Tax definitely said it right about the technology though. the max possible thouroghput on cable is much higher than dsl. on of my friends uncapped his cable modem breifly just for a test....he scored a whopping 21000K*bit*/s on a test server....of course he had to replace the cap unfortunatly becuz it wouldn't take the isp long to figure it out. the only problem with cable i find is that it is shared resources where with dsl you have a straight line to the isp. i.e.
MY CONNECTION->NODE (WHICH CONNECTS TO LOTS OF OTHER PPL)->ISP(WHICH CONNECTS TO LOTS OF OTHER NODES)->INTERNET
CONNECTION->ISP->INTERNET (much simpler lol)
so thats the way i see it at least. but i definitely prefer cable.
with my cable connection i can get about 350KB/s dl and about 30KB/s upload.