Keep it light. No reason to throw mud. Monos and multis both have their place. For each individual cruiser there is a perfect boat.
For my wife and I, a multi is the best solution due to her neck problem. Living life at 15 degrees is not an option. OTOH, if I was cruising by myself, a small mono would be my first choice. Heavy, wood, cutter
The fact is, there are as many designs of boats as there are sailors to sail them. The boat that is right for me, would probably not be right for you.
So, why don't we stop picking on other people's boats, and talk about how great our own boats are for our needs.
My old, heavy, slow trimaran
is about to get some new components that are unconventional, and would probably make most boat builders cringe.
That pilot house I added, I built doors. I can't get them to seal. So, I am going to pick up some exit doors from a Peterbilt sleeper. They will fit. They will seal, and they will meet my needs.
For the interior
, I gave up on the dinette, and setee, and am installing 4 pedastal chairs. May sound odd, and the million dollor yacht crowd is probably thinking trailer trash, but my wife now feels like there is more room in the boat. That is worth allot.
I have liked all of my boats. Not because they were monos or multis, but because they suited my needs.
As for better? My boat is better for me than your boat. As your boat is better for you than my boat.
Oh, and Chris, I still have to agree that would be a step up from the Challenger, but, not sure it is a 2 million dollar improvement