She's a beast but wonderful to go out in. I like the extra space and stability . I'm giving her a 9 because I thought it would be more stable when standing and it is heavy. It's a chore loading and unloading it off the car.
I bought my America 11 about 3 yrs ago.(300.00)from Dicks. Wonderful starter kayak. Very easy to put on top of car and carry. Made out of cheap plastic. Good stability. Only thing I dislike is the cockpit is a little cramped with my tackle box between my legs. It is a smaller yak.