I love playing my flute! Flutes are cheaper because you don't have to buy reeds all the time. And I personally think they sound prettier. Also I was going to play the clarinet but my fingers were too small to cover the holes, but I'm glad now that i don't play it cause like I said before I don't really care for there sound.
Clarinet is easier. But playing the flute is really awesome and fun! I really do think it's the most fun because you can go faster, higher, and when you play in a band, you have more melodies and main parts, where the clarinets just play random, repeated notes.