We've been sailing our '98 B-352 out of Rock Hall on the Chesapeake since the summer of "08. Mostly weekending & some 3 & 5 day trips each season. Very comfortable, performs well for a 35' cruiser & a pleasure to back up into a tight slip. We have the furling main which is a good choice for cruising. But note: a B-351 "Jeroboam" (with standard main) just placed first on elapsed & corrected time in class for the OSTAR race. So, if you have the standard main it can kick up its heels too.
Good luck with your choice!
You said "back up into" a slip. We've only gone in bow first.Is there a reason to go in stern first? Is there an advantage to do so?