Braid is great IMO....the only dis-advantage that I have found is that it freezes up stiff in cold weather. It freezes to the point that you can only cast about two feet. Otherwise I'd consider using it all season.
Advantages....it floats, its very visible on the water, no stretch for immediate hook sets, strong as Hell....30# = 8lb mono dia., and the best part...you can feel every head shake and run. Awesome stuff...I always like to compare it with the difference between aluminum and carbon arrows.