I prefer basic lands in most of my decks. All non-basics (except the duals) have their disadvantages and opponents could pack some non-basic land hate if they know you always use them. Land that come tapped in play are slooow. No way I could use 24 of those in one deck. Damage for mana is something I don't like either. Artifact lands are easily destroyed so I only use those if they sere a purpose. I really like the 'tainted' lands from Torment. They give black mana and one other color, but require you to play with swamps. Good, not broken.