This one's much harder than the other for me. In a black-n-white world, which is what this poll represents, I have to choose flush. Because tailstanding. But I do really like raised and keep raised lights around too. Can I vote twice?
Where I live, with the thick gloves I have to wear much of the winter, a flush button is almost impossible to activate. With cowhide work gloves I wear much of the time at work, the flush button also becomes a pain. Tail-standing is handy at times, but generally I prefer raised. I’m thinking to get a clip on Hogo holster without the battery holder...makes a good way to tail stand a raised.
In the event of a scenario requiring immediate tail-standing functionality (and presuming some unlikely sequence of events have rendered the dozen or so other nearby lights, with this built-in feature, inoperable) ... just click HDS on, and swap the diffuser from the bezel to the switch.