One highly-misleading factor in rigging selection and choice of boat is "racing"...
Whether you enter a race has nothing, nada, zero, zip - to do with how efficient your boat is for SAILING.
When under sail, it's normal to adjust the shaping of the sails to make the boat sail faster, and with less heel.
With fewer sail shape controls, you get less adjustment possibility. This is not something new. Way back in the 70's, some builders were putting one (1) swivel block on each side deck for the jib lead. i.e. no track and no car -- cheaper to build and more profitable. Some customers were happy with the compromise and many others added hardware, or, bought a different brand of boat. (!)
As others have pointed out, if your goal is to get out on the water and be 'under sail' you might find that the simple boat with the most compromises is perfect for your needs.
Just do not conflate "racing" with sailing any boat to its full potential. After all, you would not remove one spark plug wire from your 6 cylinder car because you were only driving to the mall and not "racing" it.
Related subject: also beware of brokers and sell-styled experts that use the C word, cruising, to steer you toward or away from a particular boat.