I am not able to spend 75k+ on a recreational activity. Saying this, the new Hunters and Catalinas are almost out of my price range. Like you I am trying to compair the two, I want to move between lakes and am looking more for a trailerable 'water camper' than a j-22.
I have looked at compaired these two boats on land, paper and my wife likes the interior layout of the Hunter better, I like the Catalina beter. I have no basis except what i've read online.
I keep telling myself this is supose to be my 'recreation'
I have not made a decision about the two. keep me informed about your choice and decision process.