Things are going too rapidly ....
A couple of years ago, I would have not doubts. To assemble an 1Gb genome, I would go to Illumina paired-end sequencing along an approach to get a nice scaffolding (either using a short stretch of long reads or a reference). In my opinion, long reads coming from the first generation PacBio devices were too expensive and had so poor throughput that could be used mainly for scaffolding in this range of genomic size (1Gb), substituting with notorious advantages to mate-paired sequences. Nanopore was still in strong development
But only two years later, I have changed my mind substantively. I am not longer thinking in using Illumina reads. Devices such as PacBio Sequel II can now have a throughput of hundreds of Gb with a very high quality due to their CCS (circular consensus sequencing) approach. Reads with very high quality (over Q40) are obtained. Prices went down as well, making it affordable. Nanopore has taken the same approach, and have become a strong contender.
I would like to open this forum to hear from both, your opinions and experiences