I am old fashioned ( and old ). I prefer the mechanical cable driven units BECAUSE
I know how to make them work.
I also believe them to be less troublesome once you have them installed and calibrated.
I will admit that the electric ones are easier to install with the wire being easier to route than a cable.
My wife says I am stuck in 1957 when it comes to the advances of technology. I do not use electric fans on my cars. I have mechanical fuel pumps and carburetor's. I have NO computer stuff on my projects.