I am not SteveK.
Perhaps not, but then, SteveK has used aliases before. It's interesting that you showed up with your second post 22 months after the first to reiterate your unbridled enthusiasm for his product (which evidently you still haven't purchased).
In my opinion, SteveK is one of those 2 faced guys -- soliciting your business with wild claims on the Hobie forum on one hand, and bashing Hobie's products on another. Here's an example of one of his somewhat illiterate rants about Hobie kayaks and their owners on another forum:
It's an easy answer, the kayaks are overpriced junk!! and the owner will defend their investment to the death ,they are uncomfortable, cramped, wet, no places left for owners installations, leave one out in the rain and irt will fill ni notime, the drain is in the wrong place, the rod tubes are too short,
could go on forever!!
Personally I wouldn't give him the time of day, but to each his own. Hope you enjoy his "amazing" products!