The Pascoe review was one of the first things I found. To be fair, he reviewed the 28, not the 28.5. How similar are the boats?
There is a part of me that says I would not buy any model of boat from someone who made such huge mistakes on another model, but not sure how fair that is.
My pet peeve is the swim ladder. The top rung is about 1" away from the stern, with no tread attached - just bare SS. Very easy to slip off, especially when wet. That bad impression was indelibly etched into my brain when I had to climb on one on the hard, 10' up from ground level on a rainy day. Scared the crap out of me. From pics on the web, it looks like they all have this problem.