One of the things I look for when looking at boats out of the water is a nice fair curve of the bottom of the hull from bow to stern.
Contrast our J/109 (above) with the boat below.
The knuckle at the bow does not bother me, but check out the lump in the line just forward of the prop strut. I’m guessing that’s there to provide the buoyancy missing from the pinched stern.
I always prefer boats where the designer has focused on keeping the water happy, not the rating.