There's nothing wrong with Brent's boats- they look and act the part for which they're designed: frugal high latitude self sufficient cruising. If I were doing that, they're exactly the boat I'd want.
If you honestly think Brent's boats don't suit the needs of his customer base, or that he's just a con artist you're way out of touch. I've read many of his customers blogs and they do some incredible adventures and the boats function flawlessly. You guys are all just jerking each other around because you don't get along at a personal level, but the attacks on each others designs make you all look unreasonable.
There's a very important distinction that you're missing casio. Brent insists that his designs are the superior designs, the only
designs that "make any sense". Everything else is expensive crap that is part of some "conspiracy" to rip off the good people of the world. Further, and worse, he berates other designers and their clients - calling them fools and suckers for not seeing the world his way.
Bob doesn't do that.
So, though he'd love people to think it, Brent is ABSOLUTELY NOT "picked on" here or anywhere else. He's merely responded to.
If he could be satisfied with his niche and not feel the need to condemn the other 99.999999999999% of the sailing world - there would be absolutely no problems with Brent Swain. The poor dude just can't seem to do that.
Here's a great example casio (from just a couple of posts ago):
Yes, your drawings are the best in the business by a wide margin, but my clients prefer designs based on hands on experience, not theoretical speculation. They believe it is the thought and experience which decides on how good a boat you end up with, not the artsyness of the drawings...
Now keep in mind that Brent is addressing this to a dude that has several decades of experience sailing and designing boats - boats that have been very widely praised by people that sail them all around the world.
Would you like to defend these insults now or later?