I noticed this thread died out on you pretty quick so I thought I would chime in with a little insight.
The Outfitter is actually a pretty strong selling boat, but more in the Outfitters market then the private market. We originally designed the Outfitter by the request of Sawtooth Adventure Company (I'm pretty sure they also footed some proto-typing costs...but don't quote me on that). They liked our Lynx, but wanted something more stable, a boat to give their customers a little added confidence, and and design to help keep customers in the kayak and happy. We designed the kayak and showed it off at the trade show for Outfitters (AO) and got a lot of good feed back, hence the name "Outfitter". We liked the final design so much we added it to the standard line up of whitewater kayaks.
On a scale from maneuverability to stability our whitewater kayaks go about like this:
Force, Strike, Lynx, Outfitter, Tomcat (or Tomcat, Outfitter, pretty close to call)
The first year is was out we took the Outfitter I and II up to the Lochsa with us for some big water and it was a riot. I thought I had a good pic of the Outfitter I, but it looks like the best one I have is the Outfitter II going into Lochsa Falls:
I know you were looking for more real world, un-biased opinions, but I hope this background info helps.
AIRE marketing manager