No need to worry about fuel economy with an Optimax - I've not seen any figures for the 90, but other models of Optimax fare very well in tests - slightly better than even an Etec which is generally about half way up the table of the new fourstroke models - but you're only talking about 10% difference between the best and the worst anyway. They're not quite as economical on oil as an Etec, but you won't be spending much more on oil than you would with a four stroke (people always seem to forget four strokes use oil, which also needs a filter change, when comparing a Di two stroke).
Downsides of Optimax at 90 is that it is a big engine for a 90 and they are noisier than Etecs and four strokes.
Older Optimax can suffer from corrosion in the compressor which can be a costly fix - but I think this only effects the very early ones - by 2004 they had supposedly got this fixed.
Bear in mind that not all four strokes are that economical too - the older (2006 ish and earlier) are generally carburettor engines - it's the newer efi engines that are economical - the two stroke Di engines (Mercury or Mariner Optimax, Evinrude Etec and Tohasu TLDI) offer better economy than the carb four stroke engines and as I said, they are right up there with the newest Efi Four Strokes.
If the boat has been fitted with 'Smartcraft' then this is a big plus - tells you everything you ever wanted to know about an engine and stuff you never reaslised you needed to know! But part of the system is a fuel flow meter and you can use this to reduce your fuel costs by maybe 10% or more.
I was in the same boat as you a couple of years ago - the right boat but it had an Optimax which I was unsure about - I previously had an Etec so I was thinking the Opitmax being an older design might not be as good - but I've actually been very pleasantly surprised with it in all regards and learned to love it!