I mean they won this particular spat...but that kind of win doesn't mean a thing if it doesn't translate into sales...and since the airlines can see through the layers of bull droppings, it ends up being for nothing but PR
It baffles me that either plane maker publically advertises at all...maybe it's a tax writeoff.
Regardless, I don't take any advertising claims by anybody, (Boeing, Airbus, laundry detergent, power tools, lettuce...anything), very seriously. Anybody who buys based on ads alone deserves what they get.
That being said, they can be very entertaining if treated like works of fiction.
As for the subject of fanboism...there's nothing wrong at all with rooting for a favourite. It only hurts credibility if one can't be even handed in comparisons. My favourite airliner of all time is the 727. I grew up flying on that beautiful thing...but is it the best today? I doubt it...except in the looks department...where it beats them all by a ton, and there's not even a close second....in my opinion.
Face it....we're all fanbois otherwise we wouldn't be on this site at all.