I have a sparrowhawk, I believe the eagle is a lengthened version of the same hull.
I like the hard nose as it gives extra dry storage and allows you to cut into a head sea without worrying about tubes being torn off. Maybe some people just dont like the look of them. The boat is strongly built although the finish is a bit rough. Heard some stories about burying the bow in a following sea but this only happens if the boat is very badly trimmed. The sparrowhawk tends to wobble from side to side when at rest and is a bit narrow but otherwise handles well for its size. Maybe Im a bit biased!
Be interested to hear some other opinions.