Welcome to the site Shawn, you'll find a million past threads attempting to cover this same question and as you'll read, views will differ.
Basically a longer keeled heavier boat tends to have a more kindly sea motion in heavy weather due to a narrower profile, but is slower and usually wetter and has less volume to carry you and your stuff than the same length lighter fin keeled yacht.
But that lighter boat will be faster so you might not spend so much time at sea to be at risk, but if you do get caught out its shape can result in a slamming motion especially going to windward in a seaway.
IMHO what might be the best boat hove to in a storm is unlikely to be the best for regular cruising..............you just need to decide what rocks your boat and once you decide, there are plenty of choices you can make. They are all good.
Either way, I hope you find what you seek and we see you one day out on the water