I hear what your saying Tom but I stand up a lot and would alot more if the kayak allowed. For now it requires the paddleboard. For the fishing I do (tarpon) and reds it makes a big difference. Trout or snook fishing probably not. A tarpon can roll anywhere in a 360 degree circle around me and it really helps to be able to fire my DOA at the hole. As for reds, I fish in the cocoa beach/titusville area quite a bit and sight fishing a red or a school of reds or black drum is awesome. The way I do it is pick a point to drift from depending on wind and tide so I don't have to pole or control the boat. I make my drift, quietly paddle to the start point and do it again. Works pretty well. Of course if there is too much wind or the sun isn't right, it doesn't do much good to stand. You're right about that. And if you aren't stealthy or you only see the fish so close they see you too it doesn't do any good. So your point is correct but when the conditions are right, it is amazing. I want the option for sure.