We have an 07 X2 - I long line behind it - It's not too bad, Not possible to stay on an edge crossing the wake. I don't have a plate to knock the wake down. The whole family loves this boat; I am the only one in our family who misses the X9 - Because I ski. I was very patient and found one for $39K in October 2012 - Mechanically sound and kept up by a dealer that I know and trust, The thing was 100% DIRTY on the inside. I think I saved at least $4K due to how dirty it was. She now shines and is in tip-top shape!
Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.