I have a Heritage (2013 model, the white one). I have been riding about as long as you and I ride groomers in the Great Lakes region and I really love this board. It goes fast, rides like a Cadillac on groomers and holds an edge well. Fine on icy stuff.
As for the base graphics, who cares? And as for the topsheet, what's not to like about a fucking eagle slaying a snake? Maybe it is a bit reminiscent of an 80's hair band (credit Sabatoa for that description) but that just makes it even more awesome IMO. It's an eagle slaying a fucking snake.
Just ride it and put your worries aside "brah".