Bigger is better if you want less work, less stress and an overall easier day on the river. Simply point the boat where you want to go and go. I paddle a Burn and love it. Remember, 15 years ago everyone paddled a downriver/creek boat on the river.What are full on creekers (Jefe, Rocker, Burn) like as river runners in bigger water? 3000cfs class IV? On something like the Numbers right now?