Forgive me if this has been posted before. I've seen lots of posts about prologues and lots about flashbacks, but I wonder which everyone prefers. I had some gears start turning on an idea and I wonder. If a story really starts at Point A, except for one event that occurred at A minus 10/30/etc. years that kind of set everything in motion, would you rather a prologue, or learn about it later. I know every story is different, but I was just wondering what sort of way you'd prefer to read a story. (Sorry my example isn't more detailed, but It's really a general question).

I think myself I'd like to see details woven in in the first few chapters rather than read it in a prologue. Depending on the particular story, of course.