Ever go into a bicycle shop?
Posted by: Jaybabina on Dec-22-12 9:24 AM (EST)
And try an expensive bike. They all have two wheels and many the same gears, yet one or two just feel great. Of course they are always more expensive.
Human powered craft shows small tiny differences because we are so in touch with it. You have to try boats, literally. Try friends boats and see how things feel for you. Paddlers are never really satisfied simply because the water conditions are always different and each boat does things a little better in each condition. I've been in highly recommended boats that a lot of people like and really didn't like them that much. So, the answer is to have lots of them. Or... just be more acceptive with them.