Originally Posted by ScottT
You know it, bubble size does matter. To me, that's what makes the beer in the UK so much better than here. It's also the reason that I will be naturally conditioning all my brews weather in the bottle or in keg.
To me, force carbonated beer isn't nearly as smooth drinking, nor does it have as nice a head on it.
I think this is a "to each their own" issue. I've tried experiments where I've kegged part of a brew and bottled the other, then served both to folks. They've never noticed any difference when I've asked. I've never noticed the difference.
I know, it's hardly scientific. I guess if you are happy with what you are doing then go for it. I got into kegging to reduce sediment issues you have to deal with in bottles, so I see no advantage to priming and kegging - but if others do, more power to them.