A workable galley and decent storage would have been my wife's top pick, I think. She appreciates the ease of handling that our fractional rig provides, but wishes our cockpit was a bit more ergonomically friendly, esp while heeled.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"