I used to use SCT a long time ago and liked it. Now blizzard provides this in the default interface and i'm currently using it. I try and run as few mods as possible to avoid problems so I'm wondering is there any benefit to running SCT over the default one?
I like the style more - the curving of SCT fits my interface setup best currently.
Tried MSBT too, but didn't like it that much, not my style of default fonts, and really complicated to set up :(
Basically I'd say SCT is a powered-up version of Blizzard's Scrolling Combat Text, while MSBT is an entirely bigger thing, since it can do more. For many people BSCT will be enough, some like me want SCT to be able to finetune animation/colors more, and people who need maximum customizability will probably go for MSBT in the long run.
I like SCT best.
I can split my Informations like that:
All Mana Regen under my Char with alternating Rainbow Animation as its not that important but i can take a look at it if i want to.
All Damage done by me above my char with Alternating Rainbox Animation.
All Damage taken/Healing taken iin the standard style floating vertically up.
Special Events etc. such as WitchHunt(spellalert) messages in the Message Frame.
MSBT is very nice but it doesnt have some of the features i use from SCT and dont want to miss. I tried it and didnt like it as much as SCT so i continue using SCT.
The Blizzard "SCT" is just a crappy approach to copy one of the most used Addon types(which is of course "stolen" from other Games). It offers close to no functionality like SCT or MSBT does and came way to late imho.
I fail at minimizing my addons all the time, and SCT is one of those tings I just have to have.
The Blizz text is just a really poor and simplified addition to the game, and SCT hasn't given me any fps-impacts yet either.