I have flown them both..they are two different planes. If you want to go slow, land slow, fly a Cub. If you want to go a little faster, fly a Citabria, if you want to go a little faster fly a 180 hp Ultimate Adventure or a 180hp High Country. The UA has no flaps, the HiCountry does. The landing speed of the Cub is very slow, the landing speed of the HiCountry with flaps comes next, then the UA. I don't find the flaps as effective in the 7GCBC as they were in the 170B that I flew for 10 years, but the rudder control in the ACA's is far better at slow speeds than the 170B. More than once I ran out of rudder in the 170, never has happened in the HiCountry. I'm soon to own a Cub and looking foreward to do the kind of flying that a Cub does...it"s just different than a Citabria....Now a Super Cub is a whole different matter!
The shoulder room and leg room is a Citabria is much better than either the Cub, Super Cub or the 170.
Oh, and by the way, I can take the door off my Hi Country and fly with it (it has an ejectable door while pulling a pin in flight).
'05 7GCBC High Country Explorer
The faster I go , the farther behind I get.