I would opt for the FE. She is an awesome little camera with automation that does not get in your way. You can have aperture priority auto and at any time get to all manual having always available a second thought by the light meters reading.
Also, in contrast to the FD lenses, F mount lenses can be used to almost any modern Nikon without any adaptations. There are some lenses that need to be modified prior to getting them on a D Nikon, but most and almost all best AI/AI-S lenses fit just like that.
It also goes the other way around, put a D lens on the FE and still have everything.