To each his or her own, we say! Still, we feel that if they're going to be called gingersnaps they need to have at least a little bit of crunch. We personally favor versions that are crispy on the edges and delightfully chewy in the middle, like this recipe for Fall Gingersnaps.
Then again the "snap" in the name could also refer to the spicy ginger that perks up our taste buds and makes us feel wonderfully warm. In this case, chewy cookies definitely have their place in the pantheon of gingersnaps!
What do you say?