Todd, you must have been looking at the raft pricing. And you are correct, the Legends are not on their website. Sotar only knows why, you think with all the orders they get they'd make the information more readily available. I got a deal on my tubes from a local Sotar rep, which is what really pushed me from looking at a used cat to a new cat since I saved some $$. The best way to get a price is to call them, or go through a rep.
I spent a LOT of time evaluating the two boats last spring. As far as I can tell, and others have told me, is that the Legends are better smaller boats, and WD's are better larger boats. Remember better is relative, because I don't know a single person who owns any of those boats and doesn't like them. I know someone with a 12.5 Legend and 15' WD and loves them both, sometimes has a hard time deciding which way to run. I love to hear that Josh loves his 16', because that is a size that is in theory going to seem awfully darn big. Boat theory is just that, theory and ultimately people's experience is what matters. The Legend has a longer flat section, making the boat ride the water like a larger boat. The WD as more rocker (on the bottom of the tubes I'm talking), so some say the smaller WD boats are more squirrely.
My recommendation, the Legend, hands down. I've had a magical year from my first time rowing a cat in May, rowing some stuff that I never thought I'd do EVER. That boat is amazing.
I highly recommend ordering one through a rep, such as Ted, especially him since he designed it. If you're having a hard time deciding, try even calling him. Sure, he sells them, but he's right, and he'll be able to explain it better than a bunch of us yahoo's here on the Buzz. Then call Aire, and see what they say. Those two conversations will probably generate a decision on your part.
The colors are secondary, but it is so fun to put together your own design.
There were THIRTY catboats out on the Lochsa that day Josh mentioned, I think 25 were Sotars (Deb counted and commented). I look at this kind of akin to choosing skis. If everyone that skied the area and terrain that I was skiing were on a few models of skis, why would I choose other?
Weight will matter when you are having to self rescue mid-river before another boat-flipping or munching rapid. Weight also matters surfing, and that's what it's all about!
Oh yeah, I wrote this after my first day catboating. It was quite the experience. I'm so excited I could puke!
Just under 4 months later I ran the lower 5 of the NF Payette. Pretty amazing boat.