to be honest i prefer the tiller steer for practical stuff like diving or fishing. but for fun a jockey console is cool, like a slow jet ski haha.
so many styles of consoles out there. it will come down to dimensions and your boats flooring. try to keep in mind you want walk around room etc.
whats the intended use of the rib?
i saw a zodiac cadet 340 other day with jockey console, very fun looking little boat. although im not so keen on PVC regardless of what type it is.
over here a lot of ribs have ally floors/hulls. not so keen on them as i find glass rides softer. in saying that depends on the make and model.
the nz ones are awesome, like naiad and wavebreak, they are double skinned pontoons with an ally hull thats almost its only little boat. the pontoons i think are on rails so slide off, so easy to clean and repair.
still, i love my glass hull. easy to repair and rides smooth. plus its another (in theory) chamber (providing it doesnt get any cracks etc)