You'll have work really hard to break the habit of shouting, "bail!" after you hit a big wave. Then you'll need to resist the urge to stare slackjawed as a foot of water in your boat just disappears on its own.
Like NWO Whiewater says, you'll be used to it by the end of your first run and never consider going back to the bucket boat for whitewater.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse