I've been going back through this thread. About the Presto 30:
Of course you are right about the standing height, at least for big guys:
But I believe that (like me) he would prefer to bend (or sit) than having an ugly boat with a big freeboard. Thats a choice of compromises.
I went on the Presto 30 at the Annapolis boat show. I stood at the galley, simulating cooking. For most of the time I could stand up straight through the main hatch. The boat had a dodger which didn't interfere with standing up in the galley and offered a fair bit of protection.
I was told that they were looking into offering a "pop-top" arrangement.