There is no straight forward way to dump publication data straight into the redux store. So when we make these subscriptions, they automatically dump into minimongo to query. Now you can, with some work, achieve the subscription dumping into the redux store…but i think pub/sub is going to be come dated. Methods on the other hand are just like REST calls, return responses. This response can then be dumped into a Redux store. Thats the difference. And methods also mesh better with the graphql pattern of client requests.