jrd22, i think i would kind of agree with you if there werent so many aftemarket add-ons that depreciate quickly and really dont add much in terms of resale value. would also take away some of the fun, I suppose.
somewhere i guess there has to be some feedback or publicity or actual critical reviews that would influence people buying new boats mentioning accessibility to all parts of the inside of the hull as a real issue, make or break, for buying a new boat.
i've never bought a new boat, but i've bought two used sailboats and my family has bought a sailboat and a couple of small power boats and they've all had this issue to a greater or lesser degree.
of course, i could be over-reacting as I usually do - i'm late for my anger management class.