Just asking a general question about the flashiest tank. Answer can be republic or Empire but I'm curious what everyone's favorite to watch is. It's a question about style really. When you see (class) tank, they just have the cool factor.
Not talking about OP'ness or anything like that, just funnest to watch do their job well.
I have only played a Powertech: Shield Tech. I actually have 2 level 50 Powertech tanks for raid lockouts and such.
I consider the Powertech to be quite flashy because of all the cool fire effects they have. Specifically the skill Flame Sweep. Since Bioware changed the talent tree a while back to give us 2 heat free Flame Sweeps after a Jet Charge it almost looks like a fiery spinning top!
Death From Above is also pretty cool looking! Raising up into the air above the rest of your group and raining down missles, then jet charging to the enemies before you land back on the ground, then spamming Flame Sweep 2-3 times, followed up by a Flame Thrower is quite impressive to see imo.
I also enjoy watching Shadow tanks, something about the double light saber look that just oozes awesomness! Unfortunatly after playing a Powertech for so long I just cant seem to get into any of the other tank classes ... got a Jugg, and Assassin to 30s/40s and always go back to my BH!
EDIT: Also wanted to mention that having a Charge, AND a Pull (Jet Charge, and Grapple) really gives you a lot of control over any given fight. I think I have had more compliments over mob control in FP PUGs then anything else. LOS pulling, Grappling ranged mobs, using Jet Charge on Cooldown to maximize the use of the 2 free Flame Sweeps. It just seems so much simplier to control fights as a Powertech.