Do you love big bluegill?
just me personally i couldn't wait to upgrade to a four stroker... for one 2-cycles were so messy on the water or environment. i hated to mix oil and gas... i love the fuel economy on the 4 stroke.
currently I'm shopping for an electric start 15hp two cycle isn't even available. is the author only talking older motors?
i really miss my 1968 Mercury 9.8hp... it used to go thru a water pump a season... after awhile they quit stocking parts for them so i had to shelve the motor