I tend to agree with these guys.....if I was getting a new paddle then it would be a Werner (or maybe an H20....they look pretty nice). I love the feel of the the Waterstick, but its really stiff and that makes it hard on your wrists. The Werners are very nice, totally bomber, and you can custom order them for no extra price with any offset. The watersticks are good paddles, but if it breaks you are out of luck since the company is bust.
That said, its slightly more work then just buying one with that offset, but its not that hard to do. Wildwasser (www.wildnet.com
) might do it for you as they have all the supplies, but it would end up costing you as much as buying a custom werner, so there is that. So yeah, the Waterstick is a great paddle, but not sure its worth modifying. Not sure where to look, but I bet you could find a 12 degree or 0 offset one that hasn't been used to badly (might even find a new one hiding somewhere).