It just doesn't suit some (many!) people hence, the stream of nearly new Honwave/Zodiac/generic Chinese outfits for example re-sold at a big loss on eBay. And why many SIBbers on here always say buy a big name boat/engine used, try it and if you hate it sell on and lose no money. Nothing ventured, nothing gained - at least you tried.
Shiny little inflatable boats and lightweight engines sat on a nice blue carpet at a glossy boat show always look very tempting with the promise of little outlay, easy storage, 'bung in the car and pootle along a river or coastal stretch on endless sunny days'.
The reality of UK boating (especially coastal) as most of us know on here is:
....faff, choppy seas, knackered backs, more faff, cr@p weather, wet through, engines failing, dodgy fuel, 'never again' wives, loading/unloading, cleaning/drying, swearing, time wasting, useless forecasts, a bit more faff, wet, wind, cold................
BUT - on the good days ( Waterskiing with the Aerotec
) it all comes together and the fun you have have from less than two grands worth of little boat is unbeatable and it all seems worth it.