I like pears just because apples have to be picked at the right time and all that so they are crisp, while I like apples, I love pears because I love the taste and they can be picked at a variety of times. I love when they are slightly soft and chilled in the fridge!
Apples, I eat one every day to every other day. I'm picky about my apples too though. I don't like Gala or Fuji, they have no flavor, I don't care for Red Delicious either. I'm a fan of honey crisp, pink lady, and bradburn apples.
Oh and another plus, they help burn fat.