I've been getting recurrent in a 2007 Cirrus SR20 - my subjective, personal observations are: I like the Avidyne Entegra/twin Garmin 430s a LOT more than the similar vintage G1000 equipped C-182 I flew. The Entegra has more intuitive and obvious buttonology to my mind. Not a fan of the vertical tape airspeed in either system; for that function, and VS, an analog representation is superior. But not a real problem - the backup steam gauge is/was in full view in both airplanes. Seating comfort is about the same in both airplanes. The Cirrus is probably a slightly better instrument platform, and has hands-down better visibility. The "inter-connect" in the Cirrus that combines the throttle and prop into a poor-mans single lever engine control is kinda crude - it works, but is annoying. Then again, the 182 is the other extreme with five do-hickeys for power management. You still set power by MP, either airplane. My impression is the 182 climbs better in my typical configuration, which is me alone and less than full fuel. Though they aren't digital both their A/Ps handle enroute and approaches well. They both need hand flying in rougher air. Fuel management in the 182 is by God's Own "G" - the Cirrus requires a boost pump and tank switching. The Cirrus side-stick isn't an issue, if you've been flying a yoke equipped airplane. It's still in your left hand. Not a proper stick anyway - the stick pivots for roll, but you push in/pull back for pitch - makes it a "stoke" I guess? The Cirrus has trim on the stick, including aileron trim - I don't use aileron trim much - it's hyper-sensitive in pitch trim compared to the Cessna, though it might be a little more convenient. I think the Cirrus is a "Doctors" airplane - a good traveler, as is a 182, but not as good at crash-and-dash shorter field stuff. The parachute is more marketing than practical, but other than the GW impact, it's not a problem either. The Cirrus circuit breaker panel is down low, by the pilots lower right leg, and is big-time inconvenient, and if you lack flexibility it is nearly inaccessible. Both panels are a little too tall. Cirrus wins the back seat - the 182's is a dungeon. This sounds silly, but the Cirrus has much better doors! Cessna doors are a PITA, and the smooth action on the SR20 is great. Seat adjustment on the 182 is much better. I don't see hoping in and out of grass strips as a regular thing in the Cirrus - more practical in the 182 to do. Just my opinions. I could be wrong.