Our son is on a Watkins 27 and we are on a Watkins 25......no mega yachts here.
I do research before I do anything on the boat too. But Murphy's law being what it is I find that frequently after exhaustive research then purchase, two days later I find a better one of whatever
That's why I pay more attention to the reports of actual use and why I try to post our actual experiences. I like the info sharing on this site, it is invaluable to making decisions. That notwithstanding some people still go out on those 'foldie-wingie-thingies'!