I recently rebuilt my whole bike. It was in terrible condition. I also decided to get a new freewheel with more speeds. While i was doing some research and looking through shifters and freewheels, i found out that the twisting grip shifters were limited to only 6 and 7 speeds. I couldn't find any twisting shifter with more than 7 speeds. I personally find them so comfortable, convenient, easy and way faster to shift than the common trigger shifters. I finally decided to get rid of the old 6 speed freewheel and install a brand new 7 speed freewheel with a huge low gear for crawling. Why are trigger shifters so widely used? I don't see any advantage.
Update: Many people said that twisting grip get stiff over time and are difficult to twist. Yes they get a bit stiff over time, but from my experience they still aren't hard to twist at all