For preference, dial. Real world? For me, digital.
A friend has a really good set of engineer’s dial type that I lust after, but I just don’t have the justification as they get used so infrequently. Generally, I only buy quality tools, to avoid buying again and again but the cheap digital ones I bought, about 20 years ago, still work fine.
So why dial? For a start, no damn battery. I have to replace that just about every time I use them, despite removing the battery between uses. How often do I use them? Every five years or so, probably.