This is a philatelic quandary best resolved early in your collecting history!
I absolutely love the look of printed pages with mounts. Thing is, I dislike mounts of any kind. Hinges are substandard nowadays - unless you spring for vintage DENNISON or FOLD-O-HINGE (@ $12-$20 per 1000). Black backed mounts take extra care, clear mounts are easier to work with. Both of which make no sense for cheaper stamps... Unless you get your mounts with rewards points or something - they are expensive...
After much thought and study, I decided to go with black, double-sided Vario stock pages (default for me is the 6 strip).
I use Vario-F 3-ring binders for countries I have a special interest in, and Vario-G 3-ring binders for worldwide.
Layout can be a problem. For "near complete" countries I use a chronological approach, side-by-side. It saves space and
is easy to follow in the catalog. Anything specialized gets a small info tag next to it. For general worldwide I use
a "layout by Steiner page approach". I have a complete set of PDF Steiner pages, and use it as a guide. A tag with the
Steiner page number is in a lower corner. That makes it easy to refer to the Steiner PDF file for identification and
description. Not the best approach, but it works for me. Vario pages purchased in quantity are cheaper than printed
pages with mounts and decent hinges.
This quandary is a personal one, and subjective. I don't want to be concerned with substandard materials (paper or other
products which may harm the stamps and covers), and don't want to use mounts or hinges.
Now, I have to get back to converting my printed albums to Vario stock pages.