I bought my Pirouette SS used for $200 to get into whitewater. I don't have much experience yet and have not paddled tons of different boats but this one is by far my favorite. It is fast and tracks very well yet is surprisingly responsive and quick to turn when you want it to. I find it to be very stable. The few other ww boats I have paddled do not handle anywhere near as well as this one does. It does loose a point for the lame outfitting. The carry handles are comfortable but cheap looking and the wire security loops are pretty stupid. I thought the guy I was buying it off of rigged them up and was surprised to find out they were factory.
The biggest complaint is the fact that there is no drain plug but $10 and 20 minutes of labor fixed that. Another great thing about this boat is how comfortable it is. I just paddled 15 miles of mostly flat water without once getting out of the boat and felt fine. The seat is just hard plastic but is shaped perfectly (for me anyway) and the footplate bulkhead is easily adjustable. it also looks so sleek. It is just a pretty boat in the water. I love this boat, well worth $200.