I do not quite agree because: => you can learn to love them!!Either you love em, or hate em. Better just keep focused on that Cattleya collection. oke:
I think species are easier - you don't have combo culture going on. I had more issues with hybrids than species, hands down!...or I could make sure I understand the culture and have the proper conditions to grow a species before obtaining it, like I have with every other orchid species I've acquired so far.