I belive your right on the money. From what I have read. The Matts would know the Advantage or Disadvantage of the Aussie rig. I'm more of a guy if it isn't broke don't mess with it unless you suspect a worn part.
I tend to think that way also. I just remembered seeing it in the catalog and noticing that the halyard was in the neighborhood of 70' long, and I couldn't figure that out. Now, in looking at some pictures of boats in action, and seeing the setup at the mast tang appears to diferent than mine, I figured it was/is the Aussie rig. The boats that had it seem to have way more rake in the mast than I could ever hope to have. But, that could be a result of the comp tip too.
I had no firm plans to get an Aussie rig, but, if it made that big of an improvement over the "stock" setup....maybe it is worth it.
Truth is, I probably do not sail enough to make the investment. In the years I have sailed Hobies I have never used anything other than a factory setup.
Thanks for the reply Todd, from another Todd.