I like the needle type gauges, probably because I am old. I just think the digits in a 55 Chevy or deuce look wierd. Actually I dislike the digits in my TownCar too.
I also prefer all my needles pointing straight up during normal operation. That makes it easier to scan. My periferal vision sees the needles so no direct focus to a gauge is needed. Itsa race car thing from decades ago, but it makes the gauges look strange all cocked twisted around at angles.
Also I use lights, buzzers, and gauges, since the light and buzzer draws attention sooner. Saved me one engine when my son was driving.
No gauge scan, light and buzzer comes on.... instant alert. Hard to ignore a red light and a 90 db piezeo beeper going beep, beep, beep incessantly.