Here are the negatives.
A) it does not have a deck hatch for storage,
B) Because of the cockpit's larger size, I could not find a neoprene spray skirt to fit it.
C) The bow of the kayak will drive below the water line in standing waves and shoots of class 2 rivers; water floods over the kayak and if the nylon spray skirt holds, you end up with a heavy pool of water in your lap or worse. I imagine on a lake in heavy rain the same thing would occur :-)
The kayak is not designed to roll, so if you flip, then ejection is the only alternative. If you decide that your river choices are technical class 2 rivers or above, it makes more sense to use a kayak specifically designed for white water. For my purpose, my weight, the class of river I have selected and my health conditions, it was worth the dollars I spent on it.
I practiced leaning in it and found I could control it with a low or high brace stroke. It move easy with a draw stoke and takes small waves with the bow into them. I have not take a large wave on the side yet I hope it will do well.
So far after 30 days and 4 trips I am happy with it for the price I paid for it. After I get more time in it I will add more to this post.