AFAIK, there are few lease sites off our coast here in NJ. Right now, they are doing seabed mapping, and there is a lot of complaints regarding the washed up dead whales and dolphins.
There are complaints about the turbines ruining the view from the shoreline houses, hotels, etc.
There is also concerns regarding the shore based substations, construction bases and anything else that people complain about.
I'm 'neutral' on this now. I see your points about maintenance, and yes I also had a boat, and I live on a lagoon. I wonder how the systems in Europe are holding up??
And, NO, I would not like an emergency call to respond 15 miles offshore anytime.