Hmmm, now it becomes interesting, as we have very split opinions now, not only me....
Some like kites that sits deep - other like kites that fly forward.
It could be personal preference, just like wavekites, some like the fat ones that sit deep and pivot turn, others like the fast ones that fly forward (they both have to drift well, only thing in common).
IMO, kites that sits deep are really easy, which is good, but they lack the ability to fly forward thus depower, and they also lack the ability to be flown fast or looped to get max power.
Some like the first, others like the second - maybe simply personal preference
I am one that likes the latter, also in my wavekites, they should be able to fly forward and also give me peak power on demand
And on a hydrofoil, I want a kite that has depower and can be flown forward in the window just like foilkites, so I dont get pulled over...
More difficult to fly yes, but when used to it, you got more options.
Others want their kites to sit deeper with a more grunty pull.
On the other hand, maybe I understand it - as who do not remember the 2001 Cabrinha Black Tip ?
It was the WORST kite ever IMO, it had absolutely no "feel" and ability to depower smoothly, so it either pulled or was totally dead and did nothing
Maybe this is how some feel with kites that are too aggressive and fly forward, more on/off and difficult, not pleasant