Didn't mean you should change your mind about the one you've seen; just meant it as a heads-up... and if you think you might want to move up eventually, you don't need to spend an arm and a leg on your starter boat.
That said (and I'm not as familiar with the market in that size range) other brands maybe
with cuddy cabins at that size might include Sea Ray
(also a Brunswick company), Maxum, Four Winns, Regal, Cruisers, Rinker... probably some others... but all maybe or maybe not better for your purposes, anyway.
Hmmm... a thought: Just for comparison, you might see if you can find a Sea Ray
Sundancer model, if they make one in the 22-24' range. (Not sure they do.) That design has a cabin
, slightly bigger than what you'd call a cuddy, and is also has a mid-ship berth underneath the helm
(bridge deck). That design is generally popular in "express" boats around here, several of those other brands make something similar, and if they have something small enough (affordable enough) that might offer you slightly more flexibility.
But a Bayliner cuddy in good shape that you can afford -- bird in the hand, so to speak -- can also be a fast, easy solution!
Did you go round Geist and Eagle Creek to see what folks are using there?