basecan - 7:35 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
Not from a technical perspective. Your data will not be less encrypted without a Verisign cert. Mostly I think it is an issue of authority, in that Verisign is trusted as an authorizer of certs more than say InstantSSL. Personally, I didn't see the value in paying more money for a Verisign or Thawte cert.