Fair enough, I've just got used to the hand brake on mine, so easy to flip the brake on as you let go of the handle, whereas I recall awkwardly reaching towards the wheel to put a foot brake on.
In fairness, the below is exactly what Stewart say as to why they have foot brakes - less likely to break. (and more likely to brake - sorry )
I can’t comment on which is better, I just don’t think it matters. It’s a bit like choosing a car based on the door handles.