+1 Exactly...along with Sailfish/Sunfish and maybe Banshee, Force 5, Kites. Wet and wild right in it.
How I became a swab...5 miles out in Lake Michigan on hot, windy, Force 7 day; nothing but boat, ass and surfing the chop.
Rudder slightly to weather amidships.
Thing is, given enough rope...as we have seen with this class.
Besides, even with the venerable Finns, most people will out grow these boats and settle for something that fits their lifestyle...
I am here only cause I am curious former Laser sailor who did not like the boat and sort of...