Jeanneau quality is fine (Jeff H)
I second everything you say. The Jeanneau Sun Oddysey series is far superior in quality to the Beneteau Oceanus series in construction, design and finish. The proper comparison JeffH should make is between the First series and the Sun Fast series. As you mention the Sunfast has been cleaning up in Europe and has beaten the First series boats in every meeting through the middle of this year. As you might imagine this is a hotly contest rivalry.