Quick backgroud for perspective: This is my 4th SOT kayak in 10 years; I am 6'4", 240#; kayak was purchased for fishing small streams and rivers. Boat has been used ~10 times so far.
I rate this boat overall as VERY GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent scale).
Overall stability is GOOD. (Initial stability is FAIR; secondary stability is VERY GOOD.)
Layout is very GOOD for my purposes. (Front hatch is large enought to store spinning tackle and 9'6" fly rods, molded Wayfair are simple and convenient; rod holders are convenient; color -sandstone- works well in the sun; scuppers are located in channels on hull which help protect agains river bottom; double paddle holders and bottle holder are nice features.)
Weight is GOOD. (Can easily port w/ side handles around shallow or drifts in rivers. Also very easly to load atop SUV.)
Seat comfort and desigh are VERY GOOD. (No lower back issues after several hours and perminant seat is handy/simple when porting or exit/entry of boat.)
Rear tank well size/design is VERY GOOD. (Size is slightly larger than Perception and WS 10' models and has recess for bait bucket. Cargo net is handy and works better than shock cord alone.)
Speed is FAIR. (Can maintain 3 mph with moderate effort. Speed to be expected due to length.)
Tracking FAIR; meneuverablity EXCELLENT. (Both to be expected due to length.)
Leg room is EXCELLENT. (I can extend my legs straight inside food wells.)
Dry ride is FAIR. (Boat does not pearl into waves but plenty of water is in foot wells and seat. Scupper plug fix this problem. Less cheeseburgers daily would also help!)
Cons: Front hatch leaks. Hardware (bolts, screws and rivots) leak - very lightly but they do leak. Leaks are not not a deal breaker for me as I am not in surf or rough water. Small 5" hatch would be nice behind seat. This would allow changing out some of the hardware for more water-tight systems. Front of console area should be flat to facilitate ram ball mount which are far superior to Scotty mounts IMO.
Hope this helps with you decision!