Wow, I've only read a few pages on this semi-old thread and I'm not surprised to read that most people on an airsoft forum prefer airsoft.
Whoever said that the technology in paintball hasn't advanced like in airsoft has not really seen the evolution of that hobby. From smart hoppers, carbon-fibre compressed air systems, trigger board circuits, break-beam eyes, better paint manufactures, multi-bore barrel systems... probably a few more things that have been invented/introduced since I stopped playing a long time ago.
They are both similar yet different, I don't know why it's human nature for groups that share similar themes to claim dominance over the other... play both and then decide what's best for you
, not necessarily me