We think it is personal taste, which one works better for different people. I (Stephan) can just speak for myself... I like both, the holders for smaller miniatures, the grip for the bigger ones and small busts. I think it is depending on how you are accustomed holding your works in the past. If you hold your minis between forefinger and thumb, the holder will probably work better for you. If you`ve used a big cork and/or have problems with arthritis, the grip could be the better choice.