We are building a new home and are trying to decide what siding to use. Our hearts say cedar...our pocketbooks say hardiplank might be a better way to go. Our builder and others we have talked to said hardiplank looks great and is much easier to maintain. I don't want to cheapen the look of the home and am concerned that hardiplank might do that, besides the fact that I love the look of cedar. Does anyone have any experience or opinions on this type of siding?