My first impressions of the GP is that it is easier on the arms and shoulders and it moves the boat along very well, but I don't think I would ever leave shore with just the GP on board. I want one of my euros on the back deck in case things get real bumpy.
The GP does grab the attention of other paddlers. I'm afraid I might have offended a fellow paddler the other day when I finished that first outing with the GP. This fellow came over to me as I was off-loading some of the junk I carry along on the boat. He was curious about the paddle and I'm afraid my answers were rather terse, since I was feeling more like I should find a place to pass out for a while. I hope I see this guy again, so I can apologize for being so short with him.
I had to do a little touch up on the paddle, so it will be out of commission for a few days. I want to try it out on the Sirocco.