I use the drops in an emergency, but the finish doesn't compare to poured resin. They always seem a little cloudy to me, even with the best polyurethane ones, and the poured resin is like clear shiny glass. Just my opinion, but the resin is definitely worth the trouble.
I like the brand I shared because it comes with directions for drying them faster in the oven. I've poured some at 5:30 am and they were ready when I left for work at 7