I flew the 750 at the factory a few weeks ago. That is a nice flying airplane. The demo pilot carries a little power on approach to flatten out the glide a little. It fits the standard pattern distances better. Keep in mind that most most of their customers aren't high time pilots and aren't used to a steep glide on approach. Yes, it is a STOL airplane and that means it must be able to glide steeply if you want it, too. That is not a problem, you can't do STOL without that characteristic.
I don't care what the glide ratio is over a lake or swamp or in the mountains. It involves too much luck. Slow landing speed and prudent actions are more reliable. My last airplane glided fairly flat, but it stalled at 82 mph power off. Thankfully, I never had engine failure in it.
Any airplane glides like a manhole cover when you are looking for the smoothest place to crash. I have had one engine failure, the gps showed that it only took 20 seconds from failure to stop. I was very close to the ground, but I had a full head of steam in a very draggy production airplane.
High pitch climb-out? It won't be the airplanes fault if it doesn't pitch down. It takes forethought.
Here is my take on the aircraft as a kit. I think they have done a super job at making a very easy to build airplane. All the parts are cut, formed and ready to rivet together. The locating rivet wholes are already done for you. I used a tape measure one time to put the whole rudder together, and it wasn't really all that necessary. All the parts fit correctly. The skin leading edge is done for you. The instructions were step by step, and for the most part, easy to understand. I decided at the rudder workshop that I can build this airplane, in a reasonable amount of time and without investing a lot in space, tooling or education.
I flew the 750 on a brief demo flight. Take off run short, climb rate was very good. I thought the roll rate was a little slow for full span ailerons. I thought roll response was more akin to a production cessna or piper. Pitch control normal. I did a few wing overs, speed bled off normally, didn't need to hold any aileron either way at the top, regained speed quickly. It was a short flight, but I thought it flew fine.
It's hard to decide what kind of airplane to own. Fast, slow, sleek or classic. I say get one of each!
Hope this little book helps.