My best friend had one for about a week- it hooked very bad and tossed him out. We grew up with Steams, it was not his first rodeo with fast boats- he has a river racer with a 15" EFI. You may want to drive one and feel the characterictics judging the boat to your comfort level prior to a commitment.
Scott may have just had bad luck that day, but he shipped it down the road after that happened. Here's a picture of Scott and myself testing hulls for Glastron back in 75'. That boat made at least 20 or so island jumps prior to not surviving a tug boat wake- we went through it. Glastron gave us another boat to torture.