Who knows where Lennon would be today or what he would be doing if he had lived. I have been a Paul Fan since 1964 and will continue to do so but Lennon did put out some good music. As to who is cooler than the other? Its a matter of who you like better. They wrote both equally good songs although in different styles and different sentiments. And they were outstanding together.
I think there are TWO Pauls. The professional one and the private one. Who knows how he is in private. He might be very withdrawn in private. But no matter what, he is, has been and always will be my fave. I will shut up now.
I totally agree, it's a matter of personal taste! Paul has always been more appealing to me, in person. I get that some love John better, but the strange thing to me is that some of them behave like Paul fans, because Paul for them is some kind of "susbstitute" for John. I had a neighbor just like that - he filled his room with posters of Paul, and one day called me and said - "I've decided to give you all these, becuase I want to put John's instead", I mean... why did he even put them on in the first place? he actually wanted me to take them off his hands (which, of course, I was only too happy to do...)