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You'll get a range of viewpoints, and there are significant differences between center cockpit designs (search this, ybw, sailinganarchy, and ruising BBs).
I owned a Colvic Countess 33 that had enormous interior space and a really useful walk-through to the aft cabin and head (my wife also liked that). It was a solid boat with a broader fin keel and smallish rig, and the center cockpit was not overly high, so it was kind and had good motion. I had also looked at other CCs and in some cases (e.g., Dufour) the much more stately aft cabins are a product of very high freeboard and cockpits, and it translates into more motion and some potential difficulty getting around deck and docking (some proponents like the higher position, though they probably also drive SUVs).
If you are on the weekender or short cruiser end of the scale, and value the space and domestic pleasures, there are a number of good CCs for you. If you prefer sailing closer to the water or want generally better performance, find the non-CC boat you really want that has enough charm and amenities to win over your wife.
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