I've never actually tried hand written calligraphy. It seems to take a lot of patience and some guidance to make it happen. I tend to like to push around pixels more than I like to push a pen around these days. However, given the right tools and situation I would give it a try.
This site has viewers vote on what letter form they find more appealing. I personally find myself drawn to the hand written letters more that the digital ones. The digital ones remind me of when I studied typography and looked at a lot of the 90s fonts made by Emigre and the like. Which to be compared to Emigre, isn't such a bad thing.
Here is the site I am referring to.