I asked this before on Facebook one day, and it was pretty much split down the middle.
Do you prefer reading in first or third person?
Do you prefer writing in first or third person?
I wrote my first completed story (the one I just sent in) in third person.
I started a new story, and I'm trying first person.
I'm eager to see which one I like better.
As far as reading, I like both, depending on the genre/character.