Originally Posted by bobperry
I think for many of us our boat choice reflects the painting we want to paint out on the water. It's a very subjective thing, very personal. Not sure, if you fall into this category and I suspect a lot of you do, that differences in performance really matter at all. You learn to compensate and plan trips around your boat's performace capabilities.
Very perceptive, Sir. I guess it's just like the houses we live in (or lived in) and the cars we drive - our choices is going to be driven by a mixture of what we can afford, what serves our needs best, what looks best and what we feel best reflects the image we want to project. No "right" answer here and one size absolutely does not fit all.
As one who is about to re-enter the market, I value all opinions.