The EMG thing is pretty fun... in fact this might be a good time to break a little announcement... Slanman if you are around here, your's is done. What we have done with Slanman's UV is a 707 in the bridge and a 35TW in the neck, which acts like a splitable 707. Sounds really nice in single mode.
Anyway, I kinda go with both. I have EMG's in several guitars, but that's a certain sound. I also have some various passive models for the same reason... I recently tried the Duncan Jazz 7 and it was cool, but a bit muddy for my tastes. The JB is a current favorite in my house... Anyway, good luck with the search for the perfect pickups!