Let me say first that in the right situation I would own any performance boat just to be out on the water. I got broken in by a friend back around 1995 in a 280 Baja and that's what got me started loving performance boats and when you buy a Baja you get a lot of boat for the money. That's why many first time performance boat owners buy them and go out on the lake, run the hell out of them thinking they are the fastest thing on the water at about 65-70 being generally uneducated about boating. I actually had a guy in a 28-30' OL last summer wave me down in a no wake zone asking me to "run him". He had BBC's or whatever but I was idling with my hatches open and the hatch scoops, blowers, intercoolers, etc. in full view. I said "huh" and then he said "what you scared?"
The other thing is it just pains me to no end at why Fountains got drug into this discussion. Baja's and Fountain's are two entirely different boats. Maybe in the 80's and early 90's they may not have been that different, but stepped hulls have made them apples and oranges different not to mention their quality and subsequently cost. And for the record, short of Reggie himself, most Fountain owners are the most laid back coolest folks on the water... IMHO