Originally I thought the rudder system was going to be "more stuff" in the way, but after battling currents and wind, I am so happy this is standard equipment. The only thing that I would change is the seating, the AirPro Max Seat by Wilderness Systems looks awfully appealing, although I have not tried one to compare and for the price difference I do not expect to. I have no doubt the Kingfisher Seat or comparable will fit my needs. I have no desire to add electronics so that is not a consideration for me. I am planning on adding an anchor trolley in the near future (already ordered.)
For some perspective, I am 50 years old, 5'-10", 190 lbs; have been fishing forever, new to kayaking. I fish primarily marshes, and shallow backwater - hence a depth finder has no value in my boat. The boat is solid, I have only been out five or six times now but the quality seems very good. As of today, I would buy this boat all over again.