While openly admitting to a heavy bias toward anything Boeing, I do, of course, love to fly any time I am fortunate enough to have the chance, be it a Boeing or an Airbus that I am booked on. That said, there is an obvious and overwhelming bias and slant toward Airbus here on A-net that gets very annoying, very quickly. We call ourselves Aviation enthusiasts, but I continue to read message boards arguing over favored aircraft for the bean counters rather than the very aviation enthusiasm that brought most of us to this website to begin with.
Boeing aircraft, and especially the 737 MAX retain for me that purity, good looks and performance that a true aviation enthusiast longs for, while by contrast I find the Airbus A320 NEO (or CEO) family to be among the most dull to look at and dull to fly on aircraft on the market today. So, as this conversation about the MAX 10 and the 321LR heats up, I prefer the MAX 10, all night long, and at the end of the day, regardless of which racks up the most sales when this race eventually dies down, I'd venture to bet that most airlines will be more pleased with their decision to invest in the Boeing 737 MAX, with better operating economics on the majority of the route lengths that airline use narrow body jets on, along with better and proven dispatch reliability and far less chance of a glitch of automation that an Airbus might have that puts a dent in your day at a moment's notice, not to mention a much better looking jet. It still boggles my mind how people are such fanatics of the 321LR here on A-net, which has to be to most dull, tube and wing aircraft in production to this day.
This is merely my own opinion as a true aviation enthusiast, and I expect to be roasted by the overwhelming number of Airbus fans that dominate these message boards, but that's okay. Roast away, and thanks for reading my little post.