Lots of people are surprised when I say I have acrylic nails, considering how short I like to wear them. I imagine that most people with nails this length just get gel, like Shellac, rather than acyrlic tips.
I like having my nails like this because they just survive. They don't chip or break. They just look polished for the two weeks inbetween appointments.
I like how having nice nails makes me feel put together. I used to spend ages on polish, and within 24 hours it would be chipped, no matter how many coats, or top coats I'd use.
I use acrylics to give me neatness, rather than length. I love having them!