I am just getting started in Kayaking and would like some advice. My desire at this point in time is to do Sea Kayaking touring and multi days trips (Both off shore, Maine Island Trail and the San Juans being good examples and some multi-way river trips such as the Green River.) I plan on taking advantage of classes with a company on the central coast of California near where I live. As part of this I am planing on demoing various Kayaks. Finally, my question. I watched a YouTube video that suggested a beginner making their first kayak a Rotomolded kayak. Their rational was that with the wear and tear of learning and practicing the Self-Rescue techniques that would hold up better that a Composite Kayak. I thought that this might be a bit extreme but decided to get some input from other individuals in the Sport.