I've got to work out an actual, written pros and cons list. It's formed in my head...sort of...but seeing it in writing may help.
The Ericson looks like it's almost new. The gelcoat is in remarkable shape, and I don't see any crazing on the topsides. Ports are rebedded, as is nearly every deck fitting. (Universal) motor (repowered in early Aughts?) only has 150 hours on it. Cushions need love, but otherwise the interior's in great shape. Galley's basic, with an Origo 2 burner cooktop. Electronics from the late 90s. No dodger or Bimini. Mack pack mainsail system. Sails only 4 years old.
Catalina is a Catalina. Definitely well-maintained, and improved every year. Original cushions. Autopilot. 1999 reposer. Sails a couple of years old. Propane cooking. Defintely more spacious. Definitely not as nice.