You're right Baker, the Albin 28 mentioned is a full on planing boat, although much different from many other express cruisers. The Albin deep vee hull is much more similar to a Bertram 28 than a Carver or Regal.
A deep vee planing hull is one way to tackle 4+ ft of messy chop. The other way is a well designed full displacement hull. They both do the job in a different manner.
What doesn't work so well are the flat bottomed, planing hulls boats designed for skiing and going fast, or the hard chined semi displacement hulls which are built for maximum internal volume.
All boat designs are a compromise. Its just a matter of deciding on your priorities and finding a boat that has the same priorities.