Just an observation, by no means universally true: [One group] seems to prefer character revealed by actions, to include the spoken word, under circumstances, with only as much inner thought as [barely] necessary. [The other group] appear to prefer the reverse. (Again, not universally true.) The markets may not be broadly compatible.
Now in a conversation about what kind of Sci-Fi I like, a friend of mine and I compared opinions about what we want in our Sci-Fi. One of us clearly fell within the above stated market model and the other broke the model by stradling the two groups. Again it's a model and probably not universally true. Now I'm curious as to what people like to read in Science Fiction.
My request is for comments on how you like your Sci-Fi and if you've got friends who read sci-fi, please ask them to post a comment too! Please cite a author or two that is representative of what you like. Don't limit your comments to addressing the aforementioned model Thanks!