I had a Laser and sold it for a Bravo. The Laser is more of pain to set up single handed. It sounds trivial but, in my case, turned out to be an important difference. The thing that clinched it for me was the furling main sail on the Bravo. On a windy day, the laser has mast up, the sail is flapping its brains out and you're trying to get the boom into the gooseneck joint on the mast while clipping the outhaul to sail. Boom falls out of gooseneck, etc. Possibly if my laser were rigged differently it would have been simpler.
The Laser is a bit of a better performer. Adding the optional boom to the Bravo helps. 200lbs might be a lot for a bravo but it will still float and you'll have a good time relatively free of hassles.
If you want a really high performance boat, get a Hobie 16, 17, 18, etc; but then you've got another level of complexity.
e-mail: ab at medjet.net
H17S, Hobie Bravo, A cat