Just because one school doesn't stress the use of a particular teaching technique, doesn't mean there is a 'drawback' to it, or that the school perceives there to be a drawback. Although questions along those lines often spark a very unfriendly exchange of opinions.
Rather than deliberating about which style might suit you, the only real way to tell is go and try it. Even if you decide (in a vacuum) that one particular style is more what you want, you might find that the particular dojo---sensei, students, etc---is not what you are after.
Maybe a way to do some advance work might be to call/write/email the dojos in your new area to make a few 'friends' before you arrive, and get a feel for why they like their dojo.