Kayakman is, as the Brits say, "spot on".
Too many people buy a big volume boat imagining all the great expeditions they'll take and, therefore, it's important how much their new boat will hold.
In reality, they take those kinds of 10 day plus trips 5-10% of the time, if that. The rest of the time they have a big barge that is heavier to load and unload, a handful to turn and edge in wind, textured water, etc.
Packing small & light opens up a whole new range of boats - ones that can be very enjoyable paddling empty or loaded.