If this is a personal projects, I would tend to lean towards whatever studio provided me with a better workflow. I don't record much any more, but a lot of people preferred to work with me because I was usually pretty quick when going from one take to the next, lining things up when needed, fixing little issues, and maintaining the flow within the session. If I was working on something, I'd want the same. I'd skip on the exotic gear if it meant a better work environment. If they're similar as far as workflow, I think the decision is simple.