Don't know there's much difference, other than the 2nd scenario obviously has one more hop to go through.
I would think in the first scenario, with the host pointing to the HSRP address, the HSRP primary will send an ICMP redirect to the PC to tell it to send all its packets straight to the PIX anyway, so you wouldn't hit the HSRP address after the first packet to a destination.
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