We have been cruising with a 50 Standard for nearly 3 years. We sold
it a year ago. Great!!! Ultimate sea worthiness and lots of space (but thats rather relative)
The Standard has a much larger bridge deck
which we enjoyed a lot with the kids
. The light is indeed lighter and the bridge deck
is practically the same like the one of the classic Outremer
45. So the Standard offers more comfort due to space and the light is faster.
The dorade ventilation is not the same on all builts. On ours it was a very simple solution - effective, works very well. Its just recommendable to unmount and close the dorades in the front sections when sailing.
If you consider buying
one PM me, may be I have some technical hints.