No opinion to #1 because I don't have experience with neither
As for #2, I suggest you pick something (easy to remember, hard to guess
For example a catchphrase you're sure to remember or take the first sentence in your favorite book, a punchline from your fav. movie etc.
Now you take from that sentence the first (or last) letter of each word, alternate capital and lowercase to create your password....you could even invert the sentence or pre or postfix it with a date that's important to you. That should give any potential hackers a run for their money
Everything is better than taping your password to the underside of your keyboard
Oops..Ken was faster