Every boat is a compromise. I think we can all pick favorite boats - these are usually boats that perform well for our ability and the type of paddling we enjoy.
Last summer we paddled 104 miles of the Missouri Breaks. This meant having at least a gallon of water per person per day, plus wag bags and the means of carrying out our waste. On top of this a week's camping equipment and food along with safety gear.
We took our 24 year old Sea Otters and they were the perfect boat (for that application) would they be the perfect boat for playing in rough water not a chance.
Sea Kayaker Magazine