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Whether one is of greater value than the other shouldn't be the point. A $200 boat that never gets used is a worse value than a $2000 boat that gets used often. The best is the one that works for you.
Beyond that, these aren't very different boats. Similar length and width. It isn't like comparing a 12 foot boat to a 16 foot boat.
Best bet would be to get a test paddle in each. barring that, go by what you see and can do on shore. Sit in it, check out the space in the hatches, see which feels better to you.