Mind you, they're both excellent. But on one hand I liked the somehwhat suddent shift from Shonen Action-Adventure series to a Crime Thriller with Superpowers.
Plus YN just had a better buildup to it: we establish from the very begining that Pika is out to get revenge on a bunch of assassins, we latter find that one of the characters who was in the first arc is connected to that group and knows when they'll meet, and in the meantime we get the Heaven's Arena arc where Gon and Killua train in order to be strong enough to face the Troupe. Then the whole arc also goes in an unexpected way.
CA is a fantastic arc, mind you, but it all felt too sudden and if it hadn't been for Netero it would have felt very much confined in it's own corner of a larger story. Even Green Island has better buildup than CA; the latter just came out of nowhere.>>142222163
Shoot facing off agaisnt Youpi was one of my favorite moments in the series. If we're talking role models, Knuckle and Leoria I think also also great example of being a total bro.
Ging, on the other hand...