If you haven't taken the plunge just yet, let me try to sway you -- Screw the cost! Get the Hobie!!!
I've had mine for this is year seven now and I still love it!! I saw Hank Parker's show from a kayak and I was on line looking that day.
I am sorry I don't have any photos of me in my baby, but she'll go anywhere. My favorite is fishing on Lake Michigan for salmon. With the Mirage Drive I can troll with virtually no exertion (by the way, I'm 6'4" & ~245#).
Using my hand held GPS, I can mark my spots, circle around and go back over the same areas that produced fish, and you have never had as much fun as having a 20# King tow you around!
Hobie has everything you need to get started except the rod, and more assessories than you can emagine. I have a anchor trolley so I can point the boat whatever direction I need to when anchored (the anchor came with the yak). I have a sun shade that folds out if I'm on a hot calm day. I have a fly for over my legs that cuts the wind, rain and spray. I rigged her with a hummingbird depth finder and can secure the battery under the deck where it holds tight.
Let's talk stability - I have never dumped her, except when I wanted to so I could practice getting back in (which is no problem either.)
How about portability - It comes with (of all things) wheels! they fit into the hull and you can roll it almost anywhere. I upgraded to pnuematic wheels, they roll better across sand.
Weight - 62#. I hoist her into the back of my pickup, throw a ratchet strap over and I'm off.
In short - The Hobie Outback is worth every penny!!