There are lots of opinions about this, but I can only speak from what I've found in my brewing experience:
I've found pellet hops to be the easiest to find and measure. I like the convenience of using them in dry-hopping because they break down and end up in the yeast-cake so they don't clog my racking cane. All of this because I have a very low-tech setup. Pellets are usually very inexpensive compared to fresh plugs, at least where I usually shop. I also feel like they're usually not as fresh or that they've lost something in processing.
As far as quality-of-brew goes I really like plugs, especially when I get them from a good supplier who guarantees freshness (Home Brew Mart is where I get mine). Easy to measure like pellets, consistent like pellets but gooey and fresh like whole hops. I've found it to be a pain in the rear when I dry hop with plugs because they clog up my cane, but that I get a much crisper citrus/floral profile in my IPAs so it's often worth the hassle. As a general rule, I use 25% more by weight when converting a pellet recipe to plugs. Plugs from the above supplier are way more expensive than pellets anywhere I've bought them. So I pay more for that citrus bang from Simcoe/Cascade/Amarillo plugs, but skip plugs for anything that doesn't require a super crisp, citrus aroma... and when I'm feeling lazy or cheap.
Whole hops are basically the same as plugs as far as measurement/utilization goes. I think they can dry out faster than plugs if they're not fresh.
Whole hops and plugs are great if you can afford them and you have a false bottom in your cookpot, because you don't need to deal with bags and can pitch them right into the wort and let the false bottom strain them out.
It gets tricky when you get into using homegrown fresh hops. Let's save that for another thread.