The long cats with many leg are actually very personable! And very sweet! If you’re gentled (requirements for all cats), they handle very well, and you’ll find that they even have a variety of personalities :D Their range of anthropomorphisable mannerisms are not quite as vast as the mantises, and long cats are also nocturnal, making them rather sleepy, sheepish seeming creatures. But they’re also as cuddly as an invert can get. I don’t know how else to describe it—they’re like exoskeletal teddy bears. Certainly more ‘cuddly’ than their mantid counterparts, in that regard.
I think they’re a great crawly companion, and are very low maintenance, as well. Very easy, fun creatures to raise :D
At least, this has been my experience! So I hope it’s somewhat of a helpful opinion to you!