I have grown to prefer the emulator over the real thing. I rarely use my real Amiga, so it is convenient for me to use the emulator that also takes up less desk space.
My Amiga gave me a lot of HD headaches, whereas the emulator works flawlessly. HD speed also seems a lot faster; at least read speed.
I can also use my LCD monitor, printer, cable internet, joypad, wireless mouse, large HDs, etc. without restrictions and/or the need of purchasing additional hardware, etc.
When I use the emulator, I still feel like I am using a real Amiga. I know the emulator is not perfect, but it is good enough for me.