One thing I think the 190s have over their open-bow brethren is storage space.
I would seriously buy a 190 today over a 197 because I could USE the bow for storage, as opposed to using the boat.
Yeah, the 197 could pull more people in comfort if someone is using the pylon, but the wake is allegedly crappier, and the onboard storage is less.
If you're serious, why is there even a question?
Not totally on-topic, but kinda...