We have come to an interesting point in game components: they pieces we move around can be either wood blocks or cardboard units. (There are some other possibilities, but they are rather rare.)
Wood blocks provide a 3-D sense of physicality. However, they are usually bland, even when colored. Some games do allow you to paste information onto them, a process i find tedious and, in game design terms, medieval.
Cardboard has none of the physicality, but - and especially with the graphics of the day - they do often present some rather marvelous pictures/icons. They also allow the units to have a fairly large number of ratings.
Which do you prefer, and why?