I find it harder to write in first person, yet I like doing it. I probably favour third person, though.
Personally I like them both and use them both. I do use the third person more often though in my writing.
I've written two biographies using first person. However, I've written other stories using third person. I think I lean toward first as more to my liking. There's a certain realism in "being" the person who tells the story, just as an actor "becomes" the character he plays.
First person. It gets more descriptive, and it's just easier to write.
Non-fiction tends to be more suitable to third person but I'll flip into first person if I'm telling a personal anecdote.
An excellent question. I do adore the flavors and abilities that first person writing allows. Being a natural storyteller myself, I would never want to strip away the flourishes innate in such delivery. That said, I prefer third person because the reader is closer and not having to rely on a translator.
I write my books/stories in either; I have no preference. Usually the 'voices' of my characters dictate how they want me to tell their story! Of course there are pluses and minuses about using either, but the choosing is usually done for me.
Although I often think in the first person while writing or hashing out the plot, I write in the 3rd person.
I prefer to read and write stories written in third person. Every once in awhile I'll enjoy a story written in first person.
I use both depending upon the poetic task.
Third. First person is too close for comfort.
I'm a first person guy. I read once that it was somewhat arrogant to put yourself in the story but it's so much easier to put myself in a situation and think how I would react, I know me best and it's really hard to look at myself in a third person.
Depends on the character and the genre that I am writing. If it is fantasy or adventure, I write in third person.
if I am writing a horror or mystery novel, I write in first person most of the time.
Personally, I am most comfortable with third person. Actually, I need third person to show all aspects of a story, action taking place where the prime character may not be present.