I would point out that Don Casey, in his book, Good Old Boat, states that many boat owners don't keep their first boat for very long. That they buy a boat, not being sure what exactly they're looking for, and settle on a boat. Then, after owning that boat a few years, they go out and buy a boat based on what their first boat has taught them about what they want in a boat and what is truly important to them. In many cases they keep this second boat for decades.
Well, this will be my third boat, though the first one I will live on, so then again, you may have a point.
I would agree with Casey, that many owners don't know what they want at first. I found that in motorcycles all the time.
In this case, it's mostly wrapping my head around the process so I can work with it, not fight against it.
Thanks for the feedback.