Truth to be told, there is NO perfect driftboat. I've owned a few, and have rowed quite a few more (including some built only for whitewatering). No one driftboat is perfect. BUT.......what do YOU want out of a driftboat. Funny how every person has their own certain needs out of a boat over another. Lightweight/maneuverable is great if you plan to only row the boat and move from slot to slot and not fish a hell of alot. But a bit heavier/sluggish is easier on you if you want to sidedrift/fish on the move. Makeup of the boat is here or there. What you want to do with it will also dictate what you want. You'll want a higher side boat if you plan to run some hairier waters (like out on the OP,etc). Rod storage is up in the air too. Do you plan to leave rods rigged up all the time? Do you plan to fish while you're on the move? If no, then storage really isn't as necessary. You can leave rods strung up and on the sides (just becareful on slots with overhanging trees, etc). Trailers, you really don't need galvanized. If you care for it and ONLY use it in fresh water, it'll last for years. My old alumaweld I had, had a trailer that was over 30 years old under it. Was in excellent shape, with very little rust. It's how you take care of a trailer that dictates how it looks years down the road. Even if you're using it in salt water (though saltwater use WILL eventually take its toll). Trailer on my current driftboat is well over 30 years old (almost 40 actually) and only shows minor signs of rust near the tongue. Only where there is metal on metal contact (which I plan to rip apart and correct that). I pose to you what do YOU want to do in this boat. Myself, there isn't a "one" boat that works. In fact, I want to get another aluminum boat next (and still keep my old glass boat as well). One is great for running whitewater and manuevering. But when I want to sidedrift/plug/work the fly on the go, it's nice having a heavier boat that tracks better and tracks SLOW so you don't have to work the oars in overdrive to keep the boat holding in place. Also, don't always go with guarantees and such. I've seen some of the videos of glass boats being dropped onto FLAT ground from tall heights. Now, put a sharp (or rounded pointy) rock that's about a foot tall under and do it and let me see what happens. Then I'll be impressed. Since when you hit a rock going down most rivers fast, it's not a nice FLAT rock you hit. A guarantee is great, but helps you NOT AT ALL when you're a few miles up river with a wet cellphone and a LONG hike out. Great to know they'll own up after you're winched out of a slot and towed back to their shop to be fixed. But not so when you're swimming for shore. Sorry not to expand much. But that's like saying the old "What's a good pontoon?". Let me go one better, "What's the perfect fly rod?". No such thing, but there is one perfect for you.