I second this choice.
For some zealots it's hard to admit but the performance is really good, you have commercial backing of the biggest software company on the planet.
Recently a commercial company (Tuxera) was formed to provide commercial support for NTFS-3G and provide paid-for version of the driver for MacOS and Linux in addition to the free NTFS-3G.
So the future and cross platform access is looking really good.
On the other hand, if I were just a little bit more adventurous, I would much rather use Sun ZFS for storage to have even better reliability, flexibility than with equivalent hardware RAID. But this pretty much requires a separate NAS box running OpenSolaris just for that.
For me and many other garage hackers that just doesn't cut it, all I have is one laptop running a really fancy looking BSD and two external drives (NTFS) and some backup scattered over the Internet...
All I'm hoping for is that one day Apple will reintegrate ZFS support, it's already been promised, implemented and now ditched...