I completely agree.
Actually, if they forecast 5-8 knots, I wouldn't dream of taking a trip to the lake / sea. Tennis is then my alternative and very complementary sport because the wind can be very disturbing with tennis.
If they forecast 8-12, I will be tempted if it has been a (too) long time that I've been on the water.
if they forecast 12+ knots, no one can stop me.
BUT, it happens so many times that even with 12+ forecasts, I only get 8-12 knots when I arrive at the spot.
Then I am so glad to have a board like the US which gives me so much satisfaction, while others have to sit and watch. I don't mind to slog once in a while, though. You always need to take that into account when surfing in ultra light conditions.
About the statistics of last year, the US was my 3rd most used board just behind the IS101. My most used board was the IS122.
My most preferred board is the IS87 or my AHD83 wave board, but unfortunately where I live they will always remain my least used boards.