This is the answer to Cain's article "Who would you choose?"
The open source software development often, if not mostly, does not work according to business principles. In open source projects anyone can participate and if their commits are not accepted, anyone can fork and continue the project themselves.
There is a selection of several projects that program Bitcoin Cash nodes. There are different software. All are open source. For a long time the Bitcoin ABC software was the leading software and it was used by the miners. Recently BCHN was created, which is a serious competitor to ABC.
Bitcoin Cash is not a company that hires anyone or not. So the question is not who would I hire, but which software would I choose.
The miners decide which node software they want to run. The developers of other infrastructure projects like wallets, SLP etc. decide which chains they want to build on. Exchanges decide which coins they trade and which software they use to transfer the coins.
So if the question is not who I would choose, but what software I would choose, what software would I choose?
If I was a miner, I would choose the software that would give me higher income and lower risk on November 15 and after. As far I know this is the BCHN.
If I were a developer or service provider, I could temporarily support both nodes as long as the maintenance effort is reasonable, and then choose the software. Since many development teams have announced that the ABC software will definitely not be supported, I might choose BCHN right away.
If I were an exchange, I would run both nodes to be prepared for the case that two separate coins exist after November 15th (assuming I want to trade both coins).
What would I choose as a simple user? As a simple user I choose the node Only indirectly, by using an SPV wallet or using services that use one or the other node. At the moment I often don't know which node is behind my wallet. When the fork happens on November 15th and two coins are created, I will keep both coins for the time being, so indirectly I will use both nodes.
In any case, I check again whether I still have my seed. If I have my seed, I can access my coins after 15 November no matter what happens.