Sharpening - Edge loop vs sharpening

What do you think is better, using edge loops to control the sharpness or sharpening (forget how to do it in Blender, but I know you can sharpen without using edge loops)?

Personally, I prefer using edge loops.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=188729&highlight=loop

I like loop cuts much better. It’s up to your preference, and the application. Does it need to deform?

BTW you are talking about crease. Shift-E