I do have to say, directadmin has an "easier" interface for beginning users, and even people who dont have expert computer knowlege. Personally, I like the way cPanel is organized. I like to have all my choices right in front of me, just the person I am and how I like it organized. Also, a good amount of my clients enjoy cPanel as the features are great, and if you add the RVskin, its very easy for beginners to use. My opinion, if you have a choice between cPanel and DirectAdmin, just think about your clients you are targeting, and if they are into that one click and its done thing, or browse through lots of options. DirectAdmin will save you cash, but I still think cPanel is great for all users and is a better control panel.