Since I'm one of ,"the young(not for long)" it comes down to where one thinks they may enjoy themselves the most, perform for crowds that will respond highly to their show, meet people that have similar interests, learn by great staff members. Have a caring group of admins that make sure certain things come first before others.
Main thing, shows. I love the Cadets but people within my age range grew up in highschool seeing The Cadets of 2008-2015. Many friends now march there and love their show but one thing is for sure, they want to defy the naysayers. People that march Cadetasdon't just want to win or be the new bando circlejerk corps. Personally I think they just need a good vehicle that will invoke the responses they're seeking, the 2017 closer was glorious but compared to the top 6 shows they had multiple portions of their shows that gave such a response from the crowd.
But what do I know, I should go ageout.