Pixels vs Vector

Submarine done in vector graphic

My illustration work has increasingly shifted from ink-and-pen to computer graphics in recent years. There are two main softwares I use the most - Illustrator and Photoshop. It is a battle between vector and pixel graphics. Earlier, I made the most out of Photoshop, but I have increasingly begun to realize the benefits of Illustrator. To create perfect shapes and patterns are an easy job in Illustrator, but difficult in Photoshop. On the other side, should I make a pattern for a cross stitch project, nothing beats Photoshop!

Hard core pixel graphics - pattern to a cross stitch project.