I grudgingly admit that metric is better for scientific purposes (I'm a chemist, so I pretty much have to
), but I really think Imperial is better for real life. It's hard
to cut things into 10 pieces, but pretty easy to eyeball 1/3s and halves, and by extension 1/12ths and 16ths. And temperatures: 0C is the feezing point of water, but only if it's pure and at sea level. 0F, OTOH, tells you something no matter where you live: it's COLD. And above 100F, yeah, it's HOT.
I have to say though, my absolute favorite unit is the stone. 14 lbs. Really? It seems so delightfully random.
I really want a scale to measure my weight in stones.