Personaly I've owned both over the years, when I was younger the need for an electric guitar was important as the style of music I was playing in bands dictated that I play electric. Now the styles I play are very different. Mostly folk, blues, and acoustic rock, also I try my hand at classical. Yet lately I've been feeling the urge to start playing electric again. Probably because my son is a drummer and as I've been introducing him to older rock , Deep Purple, Zepplin, AC DC, etc. As I get back in toouch with this music I feel the need to play it.
The question of budgets also comes into play, when you have a young family your income is diverted from what you want to what they need. I have three children and now that they are older I can better afford the costs of an electric. With a good acoustic you can cover a large range of styles without the costs of amps, pedals and all the extras that go along with an electric.
I just hope that I'll come across that old Telecaster like I used to have.....man, I never should have sold that ax!
I may be goin' to hell in a bucket babe