The your topic is similar told me about a 13 year old thread about Would you want a Tremere in your covenant topic. It was an interesting read, but got a bit heated. So I'm going to ask the question in a new thread, with no past issues. This is a player question, unless you have a specific character in mind?
Would you want a Tremere in your covenant? I think in general, my answer would be yes. A colleague with access to those resources, and possibly able to do Certamen for us, sure sounds useful. I think if I was near Transylvania, I would be more nervous, as would I find myself part of Translvania after a Tribunal...
Would you want a Criamon in your covenant? My answer is no, they are just too darn weird for my taste. I do not understand them (I know why they exist game-wise) and it's an x factor I do not need. To me, the Tremere is much easier to go along.
Appreciate any thoughts you would wish to share.