We love balconies and that is all we book. We like the fresh air and hearing the ocean as we cruise. We also enjoy being on the balcony as we enter the ports. Or having breakfast on our balcony. I could go on and on!
We have found, on several of our cruises, that a balcony is only $100 more per person than an oceanview. But, it all boils down to individual preferences, budget, itinerary, etc.
We just made the final payment for our cruise in February. Can't wait!