Anyone ever done this as a first cycle and have any input?

Everyone on any borard i've asked has said don't go with protomax, do h-drol like everyone else for a first cycle. But, from what i've read and researched every log on protomax seems to be milder on sides with good results to go along with it.

Anyone have any input on this? Should I go for the protomax cycle or the hdrol? Or would either be fine?

Thanks,
any input is appreciated!