I've only cast-on using the long tail method in the past. But I am interested in knitting a pattern that calls for using the cable cast-on method. After watching the above video I discovered on YouTube, I can see where using the cable cast-on method would be ideal to use when casting on 200+ stitches. It doesn't look like one would have to estimate the tail length for 200+ stitches and wonder if they've guessed the correct length based on the number of stitches they need to cast on for a project.
I look forward to trying out the cable cast-on method in the future!