So what's the deal with handling? I can see the argument for a car...you have a very small path on which to travel (a road). You need a car with great handling so you can feel what it's doing...so you can take it to the edge without going over.
Now, do you really need "great handling" in a boat, especially a wakeboard boat? I always hear people say, "I got a direct drive because I need the great handling," or, "I/O's suck because they don't handle nearly as well as inboards." So what's the deal?