To be honest, I don't understand the "you've got to start somewhere" type comments. What you've got is a unique and capable boat, and a damn fine one at that. You'll be able to haul heavier loads in that boat than you could with conventional hardboats more than double it's length. You'll be able to run up shallow rivers, creeks & estuaries that could not be accessed from rigid hulls.
Again it is a unique boat that will allow you to do unique things. Stand up straight and be proud, man!