Great rant and great advice! I have a Stohlquist PFD too love it! Long story short ended up in the water out of my kayak last fall and good thing I had my life jacket on, just that quick I was up to my neck and water pouring in the waders... grabbed my kayak and my buddies got me in. Just sold the kayak and bought a 'toon. I plan on the same routine, 100% wear the life jacket!