I don't prefer Gale over Peeta but I do think Gale doesn't get all the appreciation his character deserves. Don't agree with the Peeta not looking out part though (same person that said this but GALE KILLED PRIM)
Prim is important to him too. His relationship with Prim isn't dependent on whether he's mad at Katniss or not. He's not gonna let Prim starve and die just because Katniss does something he doesn't like or agree with.I love Gale!