Which is better (or preferred) … stories with multiple character points of view? Or stories that stick to just one or two at most? And, why?
It would have to depend on the kind of story. Most of the time, I prefer single points of views, since I like getting into one particular character's head. Other times, there is just no way of telling the story correctly without allowing for many POVs. Take most, if not all, of Stephen King's novels. The reader would miss out on so much if he had just stuck to one or two POV. So it really depends on the kind of story the author is trying to tell.