I am curious what wheel proponents feel their advantage is? I can understand if there is a need for more leverage but otherwise?
I have only sailed with a wheel a few times but it seems you have a better "feel" or connection with the boat / water / wind.
It is refreshing to me to hear of folks converting back to 'tiller technology', especially on a 34'. It always amazes me how many other folks want to convert their 20 something sailboat to a wheel which leaves me scratching my head.