Californians are good sound vessels and capable coastal cruisers. The GB is considered a better boat but take it from me, wood boats are a lot of work. I'm just now getting my woodie to the completely sealed with epoxy over all wood state.
If you are handy at woodwork, have the time and really like the GB, it's a great choice. But, I think having a happy Admiral is always the best answer and as they say, Happy Wife, Happy Life.
What I found is not all Californians are alike so having a good surveyor that knows them is my advice, not just a good surveyor.
Good luck and keep us posted.
I have found the best epoxy for sealing wood, and my boat is 85% done before I finally found it.