I find that the tiny extra bit of faff involved with electrics (switching on your amp, finding a jack lead) can be a bit of a turn-off for practicing. With acoustics, you just pick them up and play!
Also if your wife/partner feels that a guitar, amp, leads and stuff is adversley affecting feng shui of the living area, then the thought of dragging everything out of a cupboard & putting all it away again soon becomes off-putting. I find I pick up an acoustic & start playing what I feel like playing, whereas I pick up an electric and the tone dictates what style I play. Todays acoustics are a world apart playability wise from the Kay acoustic from Grattans catalogue many of us cut our teeth (and fingers) on.
Not much in life worth running for. Or from.