I had a 2009 4fun for three years, and absolutely loved it. the outfitting is what it is, i will just say it works fine for me.(still using JK boats) but the way the boat handled, secondary stability to keep me upright, and ease of rolling and playing was so awesome. it literally rolled so much better then any boat i had ever been in that it gave me a ton of confidence back that had eroded using boats that didnt fit well.
I did the MFS @ 2.25' no problem, no swims,(best multiday trip of my life for sure. it was kinda low, but not too low for the rafts, and a perfect water level for a playboat...) ran the Kern at 5k, not to mention all my local NM & CO runs.
I traded it in for a superstar in 2012, and i almost wish i would have kept it for a riverrunner, (for the numbers at medium flows for example) cause the superstar is definitely more aggressive, but it actually is a damn good riverrunning playboat as well. just much less in the stern. Now, if its high water, i have decided i am intermediate enough of a paddler, i should just take my superhero and stay happy. i am just not a high water playboater.
So thats another boat i would recommend, the 2011 or newer JK hero... super friendly,creeker/river runner. different category for sure, but still surfs a bit ...
I have one friend who has a freeride, and he likes it, but there are a LOT of people, beginner through expert who paddle JK happily for good reason. LL boats are sweet though, and would def. be my second choice. The Remix & Remix XP10 are on my radar for sure.
I do recommend switching the happy feet for foam blocks for ease of use. the 2012 boats came stock with foam, which is good.
you can carry @ 3' length of i think 6mil cord, which makes it easy to do a repair if the cord in the back band wears through (it will take a couple years of cinching it tight into the cleat) and maybe even an extra cleat.
also JK boats are really dry. they have no screw holes that go through the hull, so the only leaks i ever have had are from the tunnel of the skirt.
the weight limits are generous too, you can go over the posted limits a bit and the boat will still handle really well.
hope that helps