Even when I try to print a job in a postcript film printer illustrator choice of resolutions and lpi it's a joke!!
In Freehand i choose other... and i pick the combination i want.
It's incredible that i have search a lot of forums about Freehand vs Illustrator and no one talks about halfone's!!
One of the most interesting features of Freehand, the hability to choose several lines, types of dots and angles in a single job.
It's not a fight between two programs most of us use them booth and sometimes even other's like Corel. As a prepress professional, designer (i don't know if i can call myself "designer" i don't have a degree in Design) i use several programs but i create or redo my work in Freehand and i love it for it's simplicity, as i love photoshop for its image editing capabilities.
When i began working in this "art", we didn't even talk about graphic software, the only software was to write text that then was photographed and put to film. Then appeared Freehand and Illustrator, and the choice was simple Freehand all the way since 1991 (i think).