What a coincidence
I am also a big fan of bought breeds. I have two bengals (and very soon 3
) and my brother has a brittish shorthair. My opinion is, that tose two breeds are quite different. Though, my bengals are young cats and my brothers Pepper is a senior, 9 years old. But I have known her since she was 4, and she is quite the same, calm, distinguished, cool Lady. She is sociable and charming, but has no sense of humour at all. Atleast not if some foolish is laughing for HER. She is very fond of her own people.
This is Pepper, she is soon 10 years old lady, silvertabbty
Bengals, on the other hand are "extreemly" everything. Very affectional, very attached to their people, loud, physical, agil and lively. They do before they think. And they can think if they really want to. If bengal wants to open a cubboard, or a box, or what ever he does it, eventually, by force, or by brain. They are very good with their paws, they use them like hands sometimes.
I like very much brittish shorthair, both their temperaments and their looks, but I am in love with bengals, they have purrred theur way in to my herat, and I think they are in there to stay.
And my boys.