Having owned both types and size hulls its a matter of what you're looking for.
A) What you're doing with the boat. Are you looking to just go out and pound waves, do you hang out with friends, do you want to weekend on it? All of these concerns will a part in your decision.
B) Looks! What hull do you like to look at? You'll spend more time working on it than you're care to think about. You'd hate to be thinking this thing isn't exactly what I wanted the whole time!
C) Quality! We used to call Checkmates Crackmates where I grew up, but their quality has gotten better over the years.
As far as any of the 24/7 boats the hulls are all about the same, Pantera, Sunsation, Super Boat, Python, etc. They almost seem to have that splash... but I digress. You'll be very happy with either the Pantera, or a Super Boat. You can probably get a killer deal on a used Sun up that way as well.