Fashions, in boats (or in boating), come and go. Right now the trend is towards playboating in small boats. At 13ft, the Genesis does not qualify as fashionable. But, the Gen was designed as a big water boat, and for that, you could hardly ask for a better boat. It is dry. It dances over big waves, It surfs well (front, side, even rear!). With all the rocker it has, the beginner will find it hard to accelerate in it or to make it track. But, in these respects, the intermediate WW canoe paddler will quickly gain an understanding with the boat.
It was not designed for tripping, but it can be used for that, provided the WW isn't really big and you use smaller floatation bags.
As intended, the Gen is a near perfect design. Serious WW canoe paddlers are fortunate to own one. I'm a seriously tough grader. So, the Gen rates a 9.