Ditto what Vince said about the Pintail. Also, I think I'd like to try out the Critical Mass. I have a creeker in fine shape right now, but I'd be in a position to buy if the boat really impressed me. I like the length and continuous rocker, a lot. I'd also want to put that hatch through the leak test. Lastly, cockpit size, ease of exit, and comfort are something I can't tell if I like until I've sat in the boat, so I think demos are the only way to achieve that.
Curious about that hull-ring, too. Does it completely obviate the need for a pillar? Does the regular pillar come as stock? Also, from the website it looks like you have two choices for backbands, one free and the other, a higher performance one is extra, am I interpreting that correctly? I guess I wasn't clear if everything in the picture comes with the boat unless it has a price next to it (e.g. - are grab handles extra? whats the difference between the stock ones and the safety handles?)