I recently bought a 39' Yorktown. It's a nice Boat. A bit to big I think for my first saiboat. Be that as it may, it's is built like a brick Sh*t house, or a Timex watch. It's a center cockpit boat, and because of that and the fact that I'm an old fart, I think "Single Handed" will be a way in the future.
I too look at the newer bigger boats, but I'm a realist, I got what I believe is a great deal, probably because of the economy.
I'm looking forward to swallowing the anchor and visiting warm places.