I would go to Emory but you're probably going to get off of one of those waitlists so it may or may not matter which school you choose right now. In any event, Emory is very well known and has great quality of life. I also think that it has the strongest reputation but that's just based on what I've heard from others.
Just to review, this was the original post you made.
The OP is WLed at: michigan, duke, cornell, texas, and vanderbilt
You told him that his decision is not that important. I would say this post urges OP to make a hasty and "temporary" decision.
Blah blah, insert the part where I laugh about being called stupid by the guy who has had other threads started about his misguided postings.
I'm sure you're very nice in person, but boy I hope you do a lot of proofreading when you write.
I did not tell the OP that his decision was not important and it was not meant to be a temporary decision. If that is how you took my first post then I apologize for that. What I am saying is that the OP should make a choice, Emory, and then plan out what he would do if he were to be taken off of one or more of his waitlists. I've seen too many people on here that did not plan on getting off their waitlists and when they were accepted they didn't have the time to visit. This caused them to either reject the school that they just got accepted at or it created a panic to find housing and get information on the school. My intention here was not to say that the OP was certainly going to get into schools that he was waitlisted at but rather that he should consider the possibility and form a plan if he were to be accepted. He should attend Emory and if a waitlist comes up then he should consider attending the school at that point. That's exactly what you were saying as well. The only caveat is that he will be caught with his pants down if he doesn't research those schools now. If he's serious about getting in off those waitlists then he should accept Emory, write LOCI's, and prepare a plan of action if accepted off a waitlist.