Hey, I'm getting a pet next weekend, and I'm stuck between a snake and a lizard. My main dislikes for each of them are:
Lizard : I don't like the idea of having to deal with annoying crickets, and dusting them with vitamin suppliments. Crickets also always manage to escape somehow, then you have to listen to them for weeks before they finally just die. However, there are a couple species of vegetarian lizards.
Snake : I'm not sure if I want to go buy cute little mice (eventually rabbits) just for a snake to chow down on But snakes ARE awesome, unless you get a big one, then occasionally when they get to 6-7 feet long they try to eat you in your sleep sometimes. Unless you get a smaller one :) But you still have to feed it mice, and deal with the fur that it regurgitates and it's skin when it sheds.