Playing against English,C4, or A10
My advice: Open the d-file.
This is just my personally opinion, you don't have to do it. Here's what happened to me in a Tournament game. It's low rated so it may not apply to all. I get annoyed by this Flank Opening because i think of it as white trying to get rid of your center d pawn and gain a 2-pawn majority like in Black Sicilian.
I play e5 because I hate getting into the Symmetrical Variation. I feel as though it's harder for me to decide on moves to make.