At the risk of jumping into something already in progress, I would like to comment about the Expedition and weights... a friend of mine has that boat, and if he were soaking wet and wearing combat boots he would not approach 190 pounds. And it is a fast, stable and maneuverable boat for him. I have to say I envy his boat, too.
The boat isn't the most maneuverable, it isn't the fastest thing out there, nor the lightest... your friend is defending his purchase and would be probably performing better in a smaller 19'er.
...is it a GREAT boat for people who want to take long trips with a nice long efficient hull that tracks really well, has plenty of storage space, and feels safe on the water ... yes!