Honestly, I can't imagine the pros of a hard top out weigh the cons. I'll give you that a hardtop might be quieter and more secure, but it's heavy and cumbersome. You also have to have a place to store it when it's not on the vehicle. With a soft top, you can put it up and down anytime, anywhere. With a hardtop, if you're out somewhere and it's nice, you're stuck with it on. If it's off and you're out, and it starts raining, you're stuck getting wet. I live in Buffalo and find that the soft top works well year round. I don't even own a hard top. IMO, forget the hard top. It'll be a bigger pain than help.
2005 Solar Yellow
2" Skyjacker BB - 31X10.5\15 Cooper STT