I think the build quality is much higher in terms of fit and finish than the 31. I liked this boat a lot. It certainly represents a lot of bang for the buck. The systems upgrades over earlier Hunters I've looked at were just phenomenal. They've improved exponentially, in my opinion.
The straight galleys are done to maximize space. They're fine at the dock. And being fundamentally antisocial, I don't care if my back's to the crowd. But from a practical user standpoint while under way, I can't really get used to them.