I would suggest that you go to a few Fall boat shows and go on as many as possible, talk to the people there and get a sense for what most appeals to you from a functional, aesthetic and cost standpoint. Make a shortlist of these boats and do some searching on yachtworld.com.
There's a huge inventory of pre-owned 30-35 ft cruising sailboats on the market today. Take your time to check out the ones for sale near you, walk the docks of local marinas and strike up conversations with boat owners. You'd be surprised at how much sailors love to talk about their boats.
That is what I would do in your situation, before heavily relying upon biased information obtained on forums. Once you've narrowed your focus - then ask questions here.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Last edited by TrueBlue; 08-31-2007 at 08:41 AM.