Column-to-beam connection hardware options
I'm designing my own patio cover. This will be freestanding, with four 6x6 or 8x8 columns (posts) and two 6x10 or 8x10 beams. It will be about 12'x15' in overall size. I'm planning to use off-the-shelf connection hardware (mostly Simpson), And I'm wondering which type of connection hardware is "best", or at least, what are the pros and cons of each. We have the T and L plates, the column cap, and the heavy gusseted angle to consider. I've attached pics of each to illustrate. I like the look of the heavy gusseted angle, but I can't seem to find many examples of these in actual structures so I'm wondering why they aren't more popular. And yes I'm going to use knee braces, but I'd still like to use the connector with the best lateral force capacity. The T and L straps, and the heavy gusseted angles are rated for lateral force, but the column caps are not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.