it always amuses me that in a thread that starts “have you tried “ or “have you experience of” there is always someone who says why they haven’t and won’t.Meanwhile, I have seats, I can row all day for exercise, I can take passengers and a coolbox of lunch, drop anchor and doze off, then motor home when I've had enough...and I'd have to go out in a storm to risk falling in.
I'm not tempted.
Those people have preconceptions about why the product or activity is no good, usually because they had a mate who didn’t like it.
I can do all those things you say that a paddleboard can’t do by the way. By taking my dinghy. A paddleboard is not a dinghy or trying to replace one. Bit like saying a boat is a rubbish way of getting to Brixham as the train has more legroom.
Oh and usually the people who haven’t tried it brigade criticise the people who have in a very tedious way. You let the side down there as your post was well written and amusing.
I dare you to have a go on one. You never know......