I chose an electric because it's the sounds that I hear in my head all the time.
I learned a lot faster on an electric than I ever did in my 12 years of playing around with an acoustic.
See...I had an acoustic since I was a child but I could never get it to make the sounds that connected with my heart.
Because of that, I never took playing the guitar seriously or really practiced. I learned one song on one string in the whole 12 years that I had that acoustic guitar.
Then when I got my first electric guitar....wow, the floodgates opened up. I started trying to play everything I could hear. TV commercials, songs on the radio, songs that played on my kids toys. EVERYTHING!
Heck, I played the theme song to "The Backyardigans" for a good 2 weeks before I moved on to the next thing to play. =p
Now that I have had experience with electric guitar I am very interested in going back and getting an acoustic so that I can expand my abilities. I also want an acoustic because I don't have to set it up and take out all the equipment to play it loud. I would be able to hear the acoustic outside without an amp. If I play my electric guitar without an amp it sounds very quiet and "tinny". The Acoustic guitar would let me hear everything loud and require no setup time.
"Talent instantly recognizes genius,
but mediocrity knows nothing more than itself."
-Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle