You've come to the right spot. Many experts here along with lifetimes of experience.
What you won't find? Consensus!
You'll be wading through the weeds of contrary information - much of it mutually exclusive.
At the end of the day it'll still be up to you to fall in love with a boat (required if you're planning an LTR) and jump in with both feet.
"Sunshine" - Island Pilot DSe 12m