I am looking for a master program in QG. I would like to study LQG at first, but I am not exactly confident that this is the best choice. Please, correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know the biggest problems in LQG and Strings are: LQG: is background independent, but its classical limit has to be found yet. Strings: GR is its classical limit, but the theory is not background independent. I agree that background independence is very important, as someone can learn studying GR. But if a theory of QG wants to prevail, it has to have GR as its classical limit too. So, considering also the fact that both theories postulates and are built based on a 1 dimensional object (strings and loops), couldn't one suppose that maybe both theories are complementary? Knowing this, which way is the best one: LQG or Strings?