Jeez Pain! What a contrarian freakin' troublemaker! Are you trying to put a rip in the Sailnet/Time continuum?
I learned to sail on a 30, bought a 27 as a first boat, and am looking at a 40 as our next. I'm also looking at getting a Laser or Hobie for the kids.
Pain's got it right. Free love. Free sailing. Just have fun with it for crying out loud!