Ah my friend we disagree......to some extent anyway. Very little cruising is done in the down south after all. OK, for a circumnavigation the Pogo may be hard to beat but not , in my opinion, for long term cruising which is largely spent at anchor or sailing in quite variable conditions. You see for me I would rather cruise Europe in an A5 TDI. Still fast but more laid back. The Ferrari simply does not answer my needs. Good for a day of fun but not for a week. Nonetheless I would still take the twist secondary roads because as you say better scenery.....and you pass by better restaurants.
I don't understand In what is our disagreement, except if you consider that everybody is not entitled to travel the way each person find more agreeable or more amusing. You would chose an Audi, I would chose a Ferrari, then a Lotus then a Lamborghini, then a Maclaren then...you get my drift...and it seems that you don't know what is fast, regarding cars
Again, I like to cruise but I like as much to SAIL, or if we put it on road terms, I like as much to drive as to travel. And regarding the pleasure for one that really likes to drive, an Audi A5 is a caravan, if compared with a sport car. It is a effective machine but not a pleasure machine or a fast machine, like a Ferrari.
I think you can agree that some would value that pleasure, in a boat or in a car, differently than you would do, so much that they would prefer a far less comfortable machine (like the Ferrari) to a very comfortable one (the Audi A5), providing both can do the job, meaning, cruising.
I agree with you that a Pogo is not an ideal sailing around boat. That's why I would pick a Salona over a Pogo. But that's just me and my personal choice, taking into consideration that I will not cross many times Oceans and that I will not sail many times on trade winds. The real problem with the Pogo (besides the upwind harder motion) is it's spartan interior (Spartan but functional). But that would not be a problem for some, neither the harder motion and in that case the Pogo is a lot of money for the boat.
Your ideal boat would never be the same as mine. The Salona is not a Ferrari, but it is a Porche
. A bit more rational, a bit more comfortable, but even so a kind of very fast sport's boat with good cruising capacities.
For you I would recommend a Dufour 425 or a RM 1200, kind of an Audi 5 type of boats, if you get my drift