Of everything I've read and heard - the First is on the top of my list. The C&Cs are second - but I understand that the older ones are better.
While you're waiting for some responses you can start poking around in this thread: The Salt's Corner Table
It's a thread with some of the best info to some of the most asked questions around here - including boat comparisons. And you can see who some of the go-to guys are.