This is a follow up on a previous thread from last year (What software should I use to encrypt my hard drive?): any more thoughts on whole disk encryption? I'm getting a new laptop and am willing to spend some money for a straightforward, easy to implement disk encryption method.
I already use Truecrypt, which has the advantage of being open source and free, but am worried that it may be somewhat clunky to implement for whole disk encryption. It seems on face value, that Bitlocker may be the easiest to use solution, enough to warrant upgrading from Windows 7 Professional to the Ultimate version. On the other hand, I've also seen people use PGP as well.
Also, do any of these programs interfere with the ability of the system to go into hibernation or standby mode or have problems with solid state drives?