I think the TI v SS discussions do come up occassionally. There are a few guys on here who have a very strong preference for TI. IROCA and DMMAI are two RISTis with an overwhelming preference for TI.
I personally have both metals and like them both.
I don't agree that the Bettarini case gets less love on here. I think preferences between the 1950 case and bettarini are pretty close. It really depends on the model and what you are looking for. I do agree that the bettarini case is a cleaner and more simple design, and variety in case design and metals is a good thing.
It's also great to fall in love with a watch all over again! So let's see some wrist shots!!