I just love how people slam Baja as crap. If it was such crap why do so many people buy them.
I don't see anymore people complain about build on Baja then what I do on other boats. With the amount of boats Baja builds you would think you would see alot more people complain. I do find it intresting how loud people will compalin when there very expensive custom boat has build problems.
That being said. If I am looking at a new boat, and I am spending my money I am not going to go by what someone on the internet told me is good. I am going to go out and look at boats that fall into my size and price range. If it's used the problems will already be known before you get it, so that wont be an issue.
If speed is your thing and comfort is not. Then any of these narrow and short custom boats will be your ticket. They are built light to go fast, and thats great as that is what they were built for. Unless you are doing most of your boating in small lakes I would get a 24 degree deadrise hull. Anything less just beats you up, it's not worth the extra speed you may gain.
This is just my opinion. Your spending the money, find the boat you like, not what someone else says is cool or is the hot name.
But what do I know, I have owned 3 boats all of them have been a Baja.