I can't speak for the trend of snowboarding lately because I guess I'm in my own little world. But the most important thing to me at this point is my style. I don't hit crazy backflip rodeos but I believe I have sick style. The way I read the terrain and how I ride it is what reflexes me as a person. At least that's how I feel personally. And really tweaking my method is a goal for this year. I don't want a weak and untweaked board grab of any kind!
I really like this thread. It's how I feel in general. Style is so important to me.