Chevy v. Ford?

Not to me. I think the EI system is clunky.

Clunky. Like a PC. The basic idea isn't bad, but the execution of the idea is terrible. The first time I encountered an EI I wondered how anyone would ever want to deal with all that braided wire.  I mean, it can't even be shortened to make it look good. Check out the installed pics.

 

The major difference is a JPI uses 'grounded probes' v. 'ungrounded probes' for the EI.  Do some homework and bring yourself up to speed on the differences.  The response time on an EI is measured in weeks as opposed to instantaneously on a JPI.  Plus, they lag by up-to 80 degrees behind the JPI.