It's fun gear. I don't always bring it because of the weight. You got to bring the paddles too. I also bring a light weight PFD in case I spring a leak and I'm out in middle of a big lake. Also if the dog is with me I end up carrying his PDF too. So the weight starts to add up.
I had it since last year and it's been on 5 trips now. It seems prety durable. Although I am careful with it. I get in and out well away from sharp rocks and sticks. I may bring it to Beyers Lake if I can make it to hang. I see from google earth that there's an island in the middle with trees. When I see things like that I am tempted to make camp in the middle of the lake.
It's not for everyone but I go to places were there are lakes and rivers, seemed pretty natural to me to want to paddle.