pros- handles rough water, hard to beat performance wise with any other aluminum boat. hard to punch a hole in, in the sticks.
cons- aluminum is light and the wind moves it(but if you came from aluminum you are already adjusted to this).
i think you will be tickled pink with an Xpress. send a pm to Bazztex and maybe he will let you ride in his 21' tin boat
those things will fly with the big motors!