Speaking of hull forms, you have lots of choices, each with positives and negatives. In addition to planing and displacement hulls, there's the semi-displacement hull (or semi-planing), which isn't really good at planing or running slow, but it isn't really bad either. At the stern, you can have a fantail, cruiser stern, transom, or double-ender, each with virtues and faults. You can have a raked and flared bow to lift the boat above the waves, a plumb stem to moderate pitching, or even a reverse stem to plow through the waves with almost no pitching, but with the potential for lots of water on deck.
When considering hulls, you also have to decide how many you need. Monohulls are most popular, but that doesn't mean they're best for all applications. Catamarans and trimarans have their place, and with them, you have the choice of symmetrical or assymetrical hull shapes and sizes.
Even hull color can have significant effects. I love the look of dark hulls, but I wouldn't have one because of the maintenance they require. In warm climates, the heat they absorb sends air conditioning requirements through the roof. Dark colors can also degrade hull materials if they're not specially selected. I won't go into hull materials, since we discussed them last month, but suffice to say you can choose from steel, aluminum, and several options in wood and composites.
Finally, there's propulsion. It's not just a choice of sail or power, gasoline or diesel or gas turbine, or batteries and solar cells. Choice of engine is only half the story: Couple that engine to a propeller, a waterjet, a surface drive, or a pod, or combine them for hybrid systems. And I haven't seen a hermaphrodite brig for awhile, but there are plenty of sail-rig configurations to ponder.
I don't want to put my broker friends on the spot, so let's just say they're misinformed when they offer a "no compromises" yacht. Look for yourself, recognize what compromises have been made, and decide whether they're right for you and your style of yachting. The yacht won't be perfect, but it may be close to perfect for you.