For day to day use, I prefer the Imperial System because it is related to human, rather than scientific, scales. An inch is about the length of a thumb-joint. A hand (4") is about the size of a hand. A foot is about the length of a foot. A yard is about the span of a man's arm to his chest. A league is the distance a man can walk in an hour. 100F is about the temperature of a human body. All of these are practical units that are easy to understand and estimate.
In contrast, metric units are (purposefully) arbitrary. They were designed for the convenience of scientists and engineers, not for the convenience of every day life. They are unquestionably better for science... but that doesn't mean they are better for day to day life.
As far as praising the metric system for using base 10, why is base 10 a good thing? There's nothing particular amazing about base 10, unless you are doing engineering and science and need to easily scale up and down between large numbers within a base 10 math system.
For many purposes, base 12 is superior because of its divisibility. For example, the fact that a foot is 12" means you can easily measure 1/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 a foot. What's 1/3 of a meter? 33.3333cm? Why is that better than 4"? It's not. Historically, the Romans - no slouches when it comes to efficiency and engineering - preferred base 12 measurements for lots of things for this reason.
And note also that practically no one believes we should switch over to metric time (10 hour days). Why not? Time is measured in intervals of 60 seconds to 1 minute, 60 minutes to 1 hour, 24 hours to 1 day. OMG SO ARBITRARY! No, they're not arbitrary. These are all divisible by base 12, and designed to flow perfectly so that our solar day scales up from our basic unit of measuring time - the second. And the second is non-arbitrary in length - it's about the length of the resting human heart rate of a fit adult. Would it be better for our basic unit of time were 2.73 heartbeats? Or 0.114 heartbeats? If that would let us have "clean" 10 hour days? No, obviously not.