We are actually having a discussion currently as we are looking to replace a rollback wrecker if we care if its diesel or gas. There are benefits to diesel but the are not as pronounced in everyday use as most people think and there are some distinct disadvantages to most current (or near current) diesels that meet emissions standards.
"Sometimes the point of doing something is not to find the "best" way of doing it, but to discover the most fun" - Gever Tulley
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful" Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed