We prefer having classy crockery. Whenever possible I try to colour co-ordinate it with coasters, table mats. We generally don't get the cutesy kiddo stuff as there aren't any kids around. However we have one mug with Tintin print.
A mixture of both! I don't have kids, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy cute. And when I feel like being a little more classy, or for special occasions, the fancier stuff comes out. I see no reason to just choose one or the other, but rather go with whatever you like.
I love the Victorian style and have been known to drool in Victoria's Basement over Royal Albert, but having 3 small kids, it would get broken just as fast as cute cheaper stuff, so probably cute stuff for me.