sorry missed that...you're on the money with that one Marty!
and like I said you are not alone!
It seems that there are two kinds of boat owners... the hardcore cruiser who has found a boat, invested heavily in it and gone through a great deal with their boat...I have many many of these people who have had their boat for 10,15,20 and even 25 years! and will keep that boat until they get too old to cruise on it.
The other is the majority (IMHO)...those who are recreational/hobby boaters who after a period of a few years upgrade about 5 feet (fiveFootitis)...which I can understand because it give new experiences and a bigger better toy.
I know this is not always the case...but as a generalization
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau