I got my Tsunami 125 about a year ago. I've used it primarily on local streams. I also seriously considered the Native Watercraft Inuit. I've found the Tsunami to be great for the sort of kayaking I do, which includes fishing for smallmouth bass. As someone new to kayaking, I think this is easy enough for a novice to use. The one downside to this kayak is that the foot pegs in the Inuit (and other Native Watercraft kayaks) are MUCH more comfortable. I find my feet get numb pretty quickly in the Tsunami. I'd give the Tsunami at 10 if it had the Inuit foot pegs.