Gary McDuffie wrote in post #11800586
And that's a good thing, per my limited knowledge. Old steam gauges are quicker and easier to read and more predictable.
Actually the better answer is "it depends". The newer glass displays have greater reliability (from a mean time between failure perspective), and have been specifically designed from a human factors perspective to provide information to the pilot in a more effective manner, with more info available continuously. However, all these benefits are based on a purely objective analysis. Given two individuals who get trained on the two different "systems", the digital display trained pilot will have better situational awareness, etc. The problem happens (and this is where your comment likely comes from), when those who are trained in one environment must cross-over to the other one. How you were trained, and what your are used to have a huge impact on how well you do in the other environment.
I know of a military crash where a plane was recently upgraded from one form of instrumentation to a more modern form, and when a serious emergency occured, the pilot who was very experienced in the "old format", was seriously handicapped by his unfamiliarity with the new display formats.
I have always thought that planes should have a wide and flexible color multi-function display, and then let the pilot decide how he wants his data displayed. If he likes round-dial stuff, select that type of display. If he likes strip displays, he can select that. I think that he could lay out his personalized display with any combination of supporting data surrounding his choice of format, and have a custom display he is likes best. That would, IMO, be the ultimate advantage and flexibility of a fully digital aircraft backbone.