I could care less what anybody else rides, only thing I care about is etiquette and safety. I have been trying to get my wife to do some long boarding on small days but she just isn't into it so I suggested she get a sponge, and we could both mess around on it, IDK, seems fun to me like any other method of riding a wave would be. If you can't enjoy yourself while riding a wave on any craft then maybe there's a bigger problem. To me it's all about the wave and being connected to it somehow and every craft gives you a connection, each a little different from the other. Everybody has there preferences based on how it "feels". I prefer riding a short board majority of the time, but I also enjoy long boarding maybe a 1/3 of the time. I have surfed my SUP, but haven't done it in a couple years I think, don't really know to be honest, just kinda lost interest as it's a hassle getting that thing in and out of my place and loaded up and to and from the beach, it's a lot. One day I may consider a performance model and go really short and make it more feasible but as of now I'm not really going that route. If I have an impulsive moment I could see myself getting a sponge too, I mean why not? Wouldn't be my go-to craft but it would be fun to mess around on. So it's whatever dudes, I stopped caring about what other people did back in high school (clothes, music, skate board choice, surf board choice, etc). Anyways, keep it going. This is entertaining!