There are lots of threads on this here. Read them and you will find that some like in mast furling
some do not and no one is going to change their mind.
I've had both furling
What kind of sailor are you? Coastal? Not given to sailing in force 8,9,10unless by accident
? Don't particularly care about the last half knot
Get a furling rig. You'll love it for ease, etc.
If you do care about the other things and you will sail in very rough conditions, think about a Dutchman system. Almost as easy as in mast
furling without any of the issues.
Selden makes a good furling system. But try chartering a boat with one to see if you like it