Hi, glad to see you've joined the blogging ranks.
I agree really. Classics and GBBs are IMHO all about the experience - and that's what I love about airsoft. I mean, I think the more Gun-User interaction there is between pulling the trigger, the better. Basically the greater the amount of feedback that the user recieves, whether it's a slide slamming home, or racking the action of a shotgun, or (god forbid) a bolt cycling, the more I enjoy the replicas.
That is to say, AEGs really rank bottom of my list because despite the fact that lack of AEG is the main barrier preventing me from skirmishing, I can't stand the fact that you load up your wonderfully realistic-looking toy gun, depress the trigger and let loose a laser-like stream of BBs, with the sound of the gearbox chugging away under your cheek. It's such a turn-off.
I've unfortunately never tried a classic/escort gun, but in any case my GBB pistols basically sum up what airsoft is all about to me... the ability to enjoy the history and aesthetics (and to some extent operation) behind real firearms without just looking at them in a book, and without the danger of the person at the other end dying.
In any case, I seem to be rambling a bit... but I side with the "Realism" crew