I guess most folks fall into one category or another in the brief vs. boxer debate without much middle ground.
For me it was plain white briefs as a kid with a switch to boxers as a teen. Now, I'll wear either one depending on my mood. Sometimes a guy just needs a little more support---running or working out. If I go with the brief, they have to be low-rise without a fly. Otherwise, everything gets out of sorts. For boxers, i just like the regular Gap boxers in stripes or plaid. I never found the boxer-briefs to be workable. I want one or the other instead of a hybrid.
"His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them....Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of manâ€™s heartâ€¦â€ť. -----William Golding