I’ve been following the Stevo channel for a while, in particular because he usually vlogs his TBM850 flights. That supplements the dearth of manuals and information distributed with the Carenado XP version. The TBM850 gets beat in almost every category when compared to a PC12. But one - speed. Lately it’s been my go to aircraft in XP11 (just don’t pull up the checklist on the MFD).
My favorite EAA chapter nearby sponsors a Cub fly-in every year at a grass strip. There are usually 4 or 5 Carbon Cubs in attendance to lust over. Whatever the YouTube video reveals, Carbon Cubs are even more impressive in the flesh. But as much as I would love to own one, barring winning Power Ball, the reality is that there is little chance of generating that much recreational income in the next 10 years or so that I have to fly. And they are not the type of aircraft that one often sees for rent or partnership. So plan B is a Kitfox or Highlander, which are roughly 20% of the cost, but are 90% of the fun.
Edit: Probably stating the obvious. As cool as it looks, flying low altitude into unknown valleys can be fatal, as in the loss of Jon Karkow