Marlins are much like AR15's, precise, yet require a little tweaking & a lot of cleaning to get the best out of them
1022's are much like AK47's, eat anything, but ain't all that precise until you rebarrel 'em & install a ton of Volquarzen parts.
They DO have a huge aftermarket, but its because they NEED it...and truly rabid fans...
All ya need with a Marlin is a trigger job, pillar bedding, and a Spee-D-Loader so you can drive CZ owners nuts
I don't even consider a 1022 to be a challenge at the range unless someone's dumped about a grand into it...even then...meh.