hiya roger, both, i enjoy the lot and dont really have a favourite, like using my pole on commercials, tipping for bream on resevours and waggler fishing for whatever, depends what i feel like using i suppose?
prepare your meat at home and bin the tin.
"clean banks campaign"
A lot of people probably have a picture of me being an out & out Pole Man.
In reality nothing could be further from the truth.
Much more a question of what ever is appropriate on the day,be it Long Pole,Margin Pole, Long rod,waggler,even got a Bob Church Boron spliced tip for the "stick" (remember them?) and that's without going into the realms of "ledger rods".
Well I only have a rod but i'm really looking forward to getting a pole this saturday. Last summer I hated having only the option to feeder fish because when it's mildly windy, however much you sink the line, the floats all over the place and I just cant get the accuracy witha rod you would get with a poole. Having said that, when its a very cold day on a big res you cant beat feeder/ledger fishing!
Both rod and pole are just tools to achieve the same end, that is to provide the ideal presentation in any given set of circumstances. Just because you may have spent pounds ten on a pole (or rod) doesn't mean you need to use it every time you go fishing.
I've never tried a pole. I have enough problems setting up rigs on my rods, without trying all that delicate tricky looking pole stuff. 
I'm sure poles are very effective, but for some reason they just doesn't seem to appeal to me. I like to keep it simple me. I do a helliva a lot of free-lining, especially if I've only got an hour or so at the bank. [8D]
I'd never tried a pole (no appeal) until a few months ago. Bought a cheap & nasty 50 quid job, just to see if we were compatable.
Remember on my 1st trip, spent the first hours regretting the
move until I got the hang of it (didn't take too long). Finished the day with a good bag of mixed silvers.
Since then I've really started to enjoy the pole and started saving for a better model. Having said that I still enjoy the wagg. on the days when its needed. One thing for sure I definately
hit more bites with the pole.
Rod for me every time, I've been out with pole anglers on many occasions and for the life of me I couldn't see the attraction, there didn't seem to be any real skill involved, placing the float in the correct position seemed far to easy, mind you if its an easy day your after then I suppose they come in handy.
I started off on the pole, and thought it was awesome because it caught me so many carp, i was(and still am!) an awful caster, so didd't dare use a rod. But once i realised you couldn't use the pole everywhere i realised that you gt so much more enjoyment out of using a rod, you have a bigger fight and isn't as much hassle, although i have to agree, pole is tops for catching more fish, I don't know what it is, probably presentation, but it always catches me more!