We like the options our ketch
gives us. I should mention we are cutter
rigged forward and have a gaff rigged main. The mizzen is a largish sail for a mizzen, and does provide drive. We can tie lines to the tiller when we don't feel like hand steering
any longer and just adjust them when needed. On our boat the main has running back stays, the mizzen does not.
Yes we have a lot of wire, two forestays, six shrouds on the main, two running back stays, four shrouds on the mizzen and no triatic.
She is a cruiser and comfortable under sail, when the tall rigged sloops are headed in, we can reef both main and mizzen the boat stands up and dances along.
Not a racer
but not a slug either.