After many months of anticipation, I finally got to take out a Hobie 14 (Turbo) at our sailing club. This is the first time I ever sailed on a 14, and I absolutely loved it!
The weather today was perfect for the 14. The water was almost flat near the beach, with waves of about a foot (30 cm) starting to build once I left the cover of a nearby peninsula. Wind was a bit gusty, probably single digits near the beach, building to 14 or 15 knots out in the open. Once the wind picked up and the waves formed, I had to keep my weight quite far back to level the boat and prevent pitch-poling.
Another critical point, I think -- related to this thread -- was my weight. These days I weigh about 165 lbs (ca. 75 kg). When I was flying a hull in the waves, I'm glad I wasn't the 200 lbs (90+ kg) I used to weigh. The leeward hull had just enough flotation and clearance to allow me to sail safely and comfortably. If I had weighted much more, I think the leeward hull would have been submarining a lot and a pitchpole would have been much more likely.
Bottom line: Unless you're going for a leisurely sail on a relatively calm lake, a heavyweight skipper or passengers are probably not a good idea. And I'm hooked on the 14!