I'm not much for frills, and if the boat sails well and provides me with a comfortable sea berth, a desk for chart work, and a place to cobble together a meal, I'll be content. I'm not speaking for my wife here; however, this is, so far, my dream list. Still, the boat I first took her cruising on had no indoor plumbing, and she coped admirably (she says she felt liberated). The Reliant provides all the basics in a very handsome package and has carried many cruisers many, many miles.
I like the port and starboard quarter berths, and I think the in-line galley probably works just fine. I see this boat as well suited to the more ascetic cruiser—don't overload it, keep the systems simple, and let it sail the way it was designed to.