Paper for all. I've been around some mesh tape, never used it for
actual taping...just repairs and large gaps that need filling.
It seams pun intended ;-) to me that I can achieve a smoother finish
using paper tape, no banjo, just the spool hanging from my belt. I
find bubbles can be greatly dimished by using thinned mud, and making
sure there's a decent bed when laying the tape.
To each there own...use what works for you.