You and kayak have two different styles for foot controls. Kayak has a cable drive that steers by going forward and backwards. You have a Powerdrive V2 which steers by left and right. tow different controls.
Second that ^^^^. I had a raised deck and on my first boat. Flush on the new boat and I like it alot. Wouldn't go back.Nice looking rig! Clean and simple-I like it. Congrats on the purchase; ain't nothing like owning a boat.
I'd shoot off the flush deck for awhile before you make your decision on going raised.
I'll 3rd what these others have said, I have almost the exact same setup, rails and LED's like you got there and like it much better than the raised deck I had.Second that ^^^^. I had a raised deck and on my first boat. Flush on the new boat and I like it alot. Wouldn't go back.