Thanks for starting this. It's something I've been thinking of recently. When I first started thinking of buying I was sure I'd need something in the 38-42 foot range. Then I lived aboard a 41' for 6 weeks and realized I could *easily* live in about half that space. So now I'm looking in the 26-30 foot range with a goal of about 28'. One thing that makes it easy for me is that I am already a traveler. I've been on the road with nothing more than a 60L backpack for over 2 years now so once I get on a 28' boat I won't know what to do with all the space I'll have!