As mentioned the seats are the same whether you have the console or not. You also have the large armrest and plenty of storage space either way you go. So the real question is aesthetics and seating capacity.
I prefer the open feeling of the bench it feels larger inside and occasionally the extra seat comes in handy. IMHO the console takes up too much room and looks out of place. It's a truck not a sports car.
Disclaimer: I'm getting old and my opinions will reflect that fact!