This ^^…string gauge…neck shape…fret size affect feel for me…scale length just not noticeable.I prefer the feel of a fender, but not so much because of the scale length. Just the neck feel, the way they hang, and I prefer single coil to humbuckers for anything but high gain. I have a 335 style guitar that I enjoy, and I don't really notice the scale length difference. OP, you should add a choice in your poll for "it just doesn't matter to me ".
How did it play? I have smaller hands well for a 5-11 tall guy I do. And I love the 24 inch scale. Everyone says to avoid the 22.5 Duo Sonics but John Lennon played a Rickenbacker 325 which had a scale length of 20.75 so… I think it’s plenty doable and advantageous given the right circumstances.I had a Duo-Sonic briefly with a 22.5” scale.