Of course it does, just seems that a lot of the negative comments are coming for people who have never actually tried using one.
All of the cruisers, who sail with them on a regular basis, seem to like the convieniences and ease that they add to their experince.
Some might even say that it gets them more time on the water because of the ease in which it is to actually go sailing. Try flaking a main sail by yourself. It ain't gonna happen.
BTW, are we done yet?
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White