Why Not a Hardshell
Erm... My own reasons for liking these boats for non-multi-day floats, based on the kinds of things we do with them:
*Because the hike in is totally pleasant
*Because bikes make better shuttle vehicles
*Because they are more stable and forgiving
*Because they self-rescue easily and quickly
*Because they are light to portage
This assumes an attraction toward more remote runs, a single motor-vehicle, and my own (questionable) skill level. Your results may vary.