Thats a tricky one
Well if we have to choose one then I would go with love, because that would be harder to find and then its obvious they'd be like a friend too... caring, helpful, understanding like true friends would
When it comes to friends it's easy to make but you can't trust everyone something might happen and you'll fight then stop talking on the other hand love is difficult to find 1 in 7000000000 but when you find it it will last forever. Finding the person you love that means your the luckiest person on the world but the best thing will probably loving a friend best of both worlds
You're gonna find so many people in your life that you have love for in a non romantic way, you will also meet a lot of people you love in a romantic way. Romance is more volatile for sure but when you find something so good, you genuinely feel like nothing else compares. It's dangerous to think that way, you could end up losing everyone. Know the difference between them and cherish both cause nothing is forever at all
Both are REALLY important.
I can't compare them, love is strange feeling. Love gives you a really good vibe about things, about trust, loyalty, communication.
When friends are more the vibe of having fun, talking about nothing special, communication that u won't get with your girl- or boyfriend.
You need them both in live. (If you are an 'open' person, of course; I know people who don't want or need love and who can still life a normal live.)