Thanks for your input. We've been on two cruises - a five night out of Galveston and an Alaskan. Both were wonderful and we've found we love cruising!Judgement is subjective ....
Of the three, I suppose my favorite is the Southern, but only because they are usually longer cruises and the longer the cruise - the better.
Western itineraries are very nice, as long as you stay away from the traditional Cancun or Cozumel around Spring Break (collegate drunk-fest / herd mentality).
Eastern itineraries have their particular flavor and can be very interesting.
Hope that completely confuses the issue!
Bottom line - Every cruise is what you make it. The only really bad one is the one you don't take.