Functioning in concordance with wind and water was more appealing than being an interloper....why chose owning a sailboat over a powerboat?
Having looked at your "top ten reasons ..." many of the reasons you give relate to the type of boat rather than it being a "power boat". Get a cruiser (of offshore racing yacht) and most of your reasons for "better" will apply plus you can add several extra reasons as well.I am a dyed-in-the-wool Laser sailor, have been so for decades, and will probably remain so until they pry the tiller extension from my cold dead fingers. However, my son recently bought a powerboat and after a trip with him and his wife I can now see the advantages of powerboats too. Here are my Top Ten Reasons Why Powerboats Are Better Than Sailboats. Hope they provide food for thought and help you in your decision.
Many years ago I decided to learn to fly and tried both small airplanes and gliders and almost immediately gave up on powered because it is just like driving a car (and driving down my local motorway is a lot lot cheaper). Gliding involved a lot more skill (mess-up your landing approach and you don't get t o round and have a 2nd chance). In fact I found gliding just like sailing in all 3 dimensions.Because theres no point going afloat unless you have a sail to play with to my mind. Powerboats are just very very boring to me.