Going to Cleveland next week on the dreaded "cigar tube with wings", otherwise known as the Embraer ERJ-145. At 5'8" in seat 2, I still have to bend my head to sit in the seat. The only good thing about this plane is the left hand side (looking at cockpit) has no one next to you. These things are terrible in landing/takeoff in wind. Any reason why I should not look at this plane any different than a large Boeing? I can't believe these things are used to carry 50 people - same goes for the CRJ-500 (Bombardier). I tend to choose airlines by fleet, both size and age which is why I don't fly Continental (ERJs) or American (old MD-80s) much.