I don't think I've ever been out and not gotten compliments. Even the stereotypical younger crowd (I'm 30 so my friends are in that category LOL) who are into ski/fast boats really like my Benny. I've heard "Whoa, this is way nicer than my dad's/grandpa's pontoon. " I'm in a pretty big slip because I wanted a lot of decking and I'm surrounded by super nice expensive cabin cruisers and people are complimenting me all the time, although none of them have taken me up on my offer to trade them for their 42 foot Sea Rays, etc.! I probably get the most remarks on the lights at night and the rear loungers. My Bennington really has more room to move around, cook, eat and relax than a lot of the cruisers out there. Hands-down Bennington is the best and offers so many options that you can really make your boat stand out from anything else out there. They really pay attention to the details and all the little touches are what make them the Mercedes Benz of pontoons.