I don't want to open a can of worms, and this is a hotly debated issue, but do you guys like mesh or paper tape? I've only ever learned to use mesh well to be honest. But, I've also torn out a decent amount of failed mesh tape over the years, too, so I do understand the downsides of it. The debate I've heard is that mesh is fine as long as you use a setting joint compound, but it will almost always fail and crack/etc eventually with normal drying premix joint compound, so whenever I've set mesh tape I've always done it with USG Easysand or Durabond hot mud(or in the case of tile backerboards, thinset) at least for the first pass, but because even Easysand doesn't sand that well I do second and third coats with premix.
I used the paper once, and set it with some hot mud that was setting off too quick for me to work with and got some blistering, and generally found it awkward to work with (was trying to make a ceiling corner) so I really don't want to use paper tape, but I've always heard it was stronger overall compared to mesh, and my bet is that mesh with setting compound still will end up stronger than premix plus paper?