I hear high flange hubs give better power transfer. I'm sure this doesn't apply to the front wheel because there is no power being transferred to it. Now I feel like it is unnecessary to have a high flange hub on the front wheel other than for looks, and I know many of you hipsters really dig the looks over the performance of a bike. A low flange hub for the front wheel would weigh less, have less rotational mass (although trivial) and would probably have better shock absorption.
What's your take on this?