I had a spell to where I sold all of my plastics and went with foams. I had Restles, Herters, as well as alot of the others out there on the market. They each had their ups and downs but weight was a huge factor since we had so far to go in the boats. So then I got on this kick that I could go with better looking decoys and downsize my spread. So I started carving corks and buying E Allens, Blackwater's and such.
I quickly learned that corks are high maintance decoys and that you had to repair any decoy if you wanted it to keep on looking great. When corks get shot, they will take on water, swell and bust if not caught soon enough. I figured there was way too much care that went into them for me, and I still couldn't pull the birds like I did with the big spreads.
Now I started shopping for plastics again. I kinda got spoiled to looking at the realistic looking decoys and didn't want to change that. Greenhead Gear came along and it was the best looking plastic on the market and inexpensive too. I bought a dozen to try out. Despite what I read on the internet I never had any problems out of that dozen decoys and still haven't to this day. So my spread grew with Greenhead Gear decoys. If they get shot I patch them. If they get shot bad enough I throw them away. They are awhole lot cheaper than customs and not near the care and ride just as good as customs. Greenhead Gear is coming out with all sorts of other diver decoys this year and I will be adding those to the rig.
Find a decoy that you like and go with it. All decoys have pros and cons. For me plastics are better for my style of gunning. I have to have something that is tough enough to stand up through the 60 day season herewithout much care. I want realism for myself. If I didn't care about looks I would go with Flambeaus, G&H, or any other plastics on the market. Lord knows I had my fair share of them and they were all good decoys. Pick what appeals to you and go with it.