I definitely think the gender dichotomy is there, but I would get the 38mm (of course, I have tiny wrists).
That said, I don't have any desire to wear any kind of watch and the Apple Watch isn't likely to change that for me.
It's the fucking leather, dudes. You're not going to find leather this nice with a "fashion" jacket for under 1k, period.
Asking why people are trying to get blood from a stone is a stupid question when they paid for the fucking stone already.