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!
WWBMD (What Would Bernard Moitessier Do)??
That's right! He'd hit a reef and sink. But BEFORE that, he'd enjoy the sailing!