The boat moves quickly across the water and tracks well. I found stability good (I did not attempt to stand this trip), it maneuvers well, and is easy to paddle. The storage is adequate to bring enough gear for a day trip and the bow hatch kept my gear nice and dry. I'm sure there are better boats on the market but this one fits the bill for the enjoyment/affordability market.
I think I made the right choice of boats. Good quality, competitive price, and academy backed up what they sold. My wife has the angler 12' and she has had no troubles and even prefers the back rest that came with the kayak over the new, larger one I bought her.