I love first person, but I think it's hard to pull off. I also love being someone else totally and going for third.
It depends on the kind of writing. In most of my fiction stories, I write in the third person, but first person is just as legitimate and useful. Aside from certain jokes, I use first person in my blogging.
Third person, omniscient. I often don't like first person because then you're stuck inside of that person's world for the length of a book and single person narrative slows down a screenplay. Exceptions include Henry Miller, who manages to take us on a wide range of terrain, from the psyche, to the observe and the I. Also, Kerouac's driving manic voice that creates a world around the small I.
Third, but I'd rather be omniscient so I know everything.
First person because it helps connect better with the reader.
Absolutely depends on the story. Point of view is a conscious choice for me, depending on how I want the reader to receive the story, how close to the main character I want them to be, and whether I want to be able to see things from other characters' POVs.
I have no preferance - I tend use both depending on the theme of the story. But I suppose third person is often the most versatile. But then first person is far more immediate. Guess it's swings and roundabouts.
I like both.
For fiction, I like reading third person, but I like writing first person. I find that when I write, I have a third-person voice and tone that is distinctly different from my first-person voice and tone. More serious. More godlike, perhaps? My first person is lighter. Self-deprecating.
For non-fiction, I like reading first person, but write (unless blogging) third person. I think this is an academic hangover from university where you got the figurative strap for using the subjective "I". This always bothered me, as all writing, non-fiction or not, is subjective. I like journalists that acknowledge their perspective. It contains a self-reflexivity that is lacking in a lot of media.
I do much better with first person. I can put myself in my story then. But I write stories both ways.
If you had asked me this a month ago I might very well have said third person.
These days I am finding my stride writing in the first person. I am actually really getting into it and loving it.
Both. I think comedy is best told through third voice, the observer. But I have seen it work well too narrated in the first voice.
I like the first person so I can use my own emotions.
Third person. It gives me the writer, as well as the reader, more latitude. I can do more, go further with the character and the story. That's not to say that I won't write in the first person one day.