I have a dog and a cat. I like both but I think my preference is 70% cat and 30% dog. I tend to find the fawning of a dog annoying and sometimes they don't know when to leave you alone (my Aussie, Dax, follows me around the house). The cat--I mean, come on, they were WORSHIPED! I love them. My kitty Azrael is so very awesome...even when he is tripping me up on the way to the kitchen.
I do wonder why cats often draw such a love or hate response. My sister and her husband detest cats. They are also the type that like to charm people. Could that be the key?