I like both -- I like the fabric knitting creates. But love, love lacy crochet.
My mother taught me to crochet when I was in elementary school -- a long, long time ago
So, crochet does come easier in terms of understanding what is going on in a pattern.
She attempted to teach me to knit at the same time, but it just wouldn't take.
I began watching Knitty Gritty -- and watched for about a year before picking up needles. It came much easier than I thought it would. I've been knitting about 3 years now.