said by sk1939:
Steel doors are uglier, noisier, and heavier, but they won't splinter when kicked in if nothing else, and the heavier duty doors are also fire-rated.
My $199 Jeld-Wen looks just fine, from 5' away you would have no way of telling the difference between it and a painted wood door.
Not sure what you mean by noiser? It doesn't really make a sound when it closes unless you're counting the sound of the seals hitting the door, but that was same noise I had w/ my old wood door...
Fire rating is usually only for the ones w/o a window, and of course, if it's an exterior door, who cares about a fire-rating?