What turns people away from TEW and towards EWR? TEW is more for the people who want more control. I played the crap out of EWR when it first came out, but I spend most of my time, when playing these type of games, playing TEW. Just the amount of stuff you can do.
I always plan by booking the PPV, and working backwards.
TEW does give you so much more control, but it takes quite a while to progress and book shows. It does in TEW 05 anyways, I haven't played any of the others.
I'm seriously tempted to give TEW2013 a whirl though when it comes out. Most of these features sound great.