being in to these types of boards you really need to find a demo day or just bite the bullet and pick one up
Luckily the person who started this thread is a friend who I get to board with a couple times a year, and his bindings and stance are almost identical to my setup, so I get a chance to "demo" it for free! Of course he'll get a chance to demo the Virus on the same day.
Glad you like it! I do believe you get what you pay for most of the time. It's worth talking to Kessler directly to see about deals. I've noticed they're all willing to do something about the price.