Bob, It seems you have to wait for some more years to get the "temperance of age"
As you know Magnus Olsson died recently at the age of 64. That one never reached the age of temperance and lived a full life. His constant big smile while steering is all about what sailing is: Joy.
Certainly he had cruised but I refuse to believe that he had done so in a boring boat. I just can't imagine that.
Sailing and cruising are separated things, cruising can be made through sailing but different people value differently sailing and cruising. That is the reason that different sailors have different "ideal" cruising boats.