Now that I'm checked in I'm kind of just going with the flow. I've talked to a few studs from each squadron. Most say to go VT-35, but don't really have any concrete reasons for doing so. They usually just say that it's more laid back and the IP/Stud relationship is almost on a first name basis at times. Both mentioned that 31 is also a great squadron, but definitely preferred 35. A gentleman in StuCon told me to choose 31 for glass because I'm hoping to select P-8. He said it doesn't affect selection in any way. I also heard from a recent winger (out of 31) that selection for P-8's is competitive. Usually only one from each selection group will get them.
The 31 guys I talked to didn't have much for me either. They said ground school and sims come hot and heavy so start pre-reading the Systems, limits, EP's, etc right away. They also said that 31 "babies you." You have to physically check in with the FDO (or equivalent) every Friday and tell him what your weekend plans are.
Two 31 studs told me to choose 35, because at the time I had the option to go to either squadron. So whatever that is worth? I initially chose 31 to fly the glass in the Charlies. I figured since I just came from glass in the T-6, and would like to end up in glass with the P-8, I should keep the trend. But StuCon called this morning and said they were switching me.
To me it seems six in one, half dozen in the other. Like many have said, type rating and laid back in 35. Glass in 31.