Just wondering, since you are installing one , what are the pros and cons to a "tub" versus "pan" for the shower? Obviously you can sit (somewhat) with the little tub, but is it worth building up the walls, and stepping over a tub? It seems a shower pan might be easier to get in and out and have more standing room, but a tub could be used for large pots and pans or washing off "stuff" as well?
I have a tub like the one you have pictured (not installed yet, older used two piece shower) but I am considering going to just a pan. Any input would be appreciated. It seems to me most use tubs, but not sure why.