When comparing Gnome Terminal vs
Pantheon Terminal, the Slant community recommends Pantheon Terminal for most people.
In the question “What are the best Linux terminal emulators?” Pantheon Terminal is ranked 5th while Gnome Terminal is ranked 6th.
The most important reason people chose Pantheon Terminal is:
When a process has ended, Pantheon Terminal ...
This is a function of Terminal itself. Pantheon Terminal makes Files aware that it is available to handle directories through a .desktop file. GNOME Terminal would have to supply a .desktop file that would indicate to Files that it handles directories.
You may be able to work around this by creating your own .desktop file for GNOME Terminal and placing it ...
Pantheon Terminal uses the VTE widget kit and can be customized via the dconf registry. You can turn off the blinking with dconf-editor under org.gnome.desktop.interface or via the command line:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink false
and turn back on with
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink true