The player is fast, not the frets. Higher frets are easier to bend on, because you can get more finger meat under the string. They can also be dressed more times before a refret is needed. Lower frets have a bit less "drag" and can have better intonation IF you're a heavier handed player - you can't push the string sharp. Tall frets also make the neck feel thicker, because the feel "thickness" is really determined by the neck thickness PLUS fret height.
A thinner fret can be crowned to intonate better more easily, but with care a jumbo can be made to intonate just as well.