I considered Tomix, as that track system is equally well respected, but as this track is meant for yards, I didn't want to deal with the pre-ballasted track. I also considered Atlas, as their track system is plentiful, cheap, and ubiquitous here in the States.
However, I already had some of the Minitrix track from a starter set, and had been using two of their switches in my industrial spur. There is something about their track that is appealing just in the 'feel' of it. I don't know if its the weight, or the solid feeling you have when you connect their track together, but I felt good about going with Minitrix. However, I did use plenty of Atlas Flex Track (and for one curved turnout I even used a Tomix switch) so this is not a complete utilization of Minitrix. Although it is rather unorthodox as most people either aren't aware that you can mix some track, or they expect significant problems with using track from different brands. Given that Atlas and Minitrix are both the same height, and that they use code 80 rail the same as Kato, Tomix, and Fleischmann, it all seems to work pretty well together (detailed specs for virtually all N scale track is provided here). Below is a photo of the yard area with the Minitrix turnouts and Atlas flex track being put together....
With the opening complete, you'll need to drill holes for the turnout motor, but really all that's necessary now is to put the turnouut with its motor in place.
While I found a really good solution for operating my Kato switches (using a design developed by George Stilwell ("easyBCD" which he shares on the Yahoo! Kato Unitrack group), my searches of the internet found no comparable design for the two-coil design (Okay, that's not precisely true...I did find several, but I understood little or it looked a lot more complicated than I wanted to pursue). What I did find was actually much easier, and that was the 751d turnout controller designed and created by Ken Stapleton. At $8.00 apiece (fully assembled) these are actually really well priced (considering the ancient Atlas Slide switch goes for about $4.00 and the Kato 'big blue' switch at around $7.00) and are really a value when you consider the features that Ken put into these machines! Ken was also very available over email to answer some of my questions about using these controls with Minitrix turnouts (to my knowledge, they hadn't been used with Minitrix motors).
So there you go....if you want a turnout alternative that is more expensive and not as reliable as the Kato, and will not be readily available at your local hobby shop (unless you live in Europe I imagine!) you should consider Minitrix as one of you options!
(See? I'm still praising Unitrack...even when I'm not!)