I read that the bow bag takes up all of the bow storage and can push on the seat cushions. Is that what you're referring to? Does the B52 23' have the bag below the floor? I obviously haven't been paying enough attention recently.
The F22 can put a great wave. It’s just a little more finicky than the B52. Once you dial it in it would be great. The B52 is just easier out of the box. The reality is like buying TV’s in a big box store. The most expensive one looks just a little better on the shelf, but if you take home a mid range one and hook it up you will be blown away with how good it is by itself. The other reality is most of us can’t out surf any of the beautiful waves these new boats put up. It would be a huge upgrade over your existing boat and that’s the real comparison!
I have heard the F22 has as good a wave as the B52 23 the shape is just a tad different. I haven't surfed the new F22 but the pictures look so close its hard to tell. I would have gone with the F22 if the bow bags where below the floor.