My daily driver is a red '94 Z28 vert M6 with a 383 stroker. Has been for 15 years since I bought it new.
I think it looks good with the top up, but the whole point of the thing is with the top down. A soft top is lighter, cheaper, folds away and doesn't eat your trunk space. I'll take it every time.
You're either a convertible fan, or you're not. The classic American convertible is a soft top, and the Camaro is designed as a "classic" American car. I love the look of the 2011 vert and will drive an SS daily when they become available.