you have to figure out which profile you like first.
I myself don't like camber boards or flat profile boards for mt riding.
Exactly. Which is why, after categorizing them in to freestyle-oriented or freeride-oriented all mountain boards, I have suggested that people look for what tech they like.
Camber? Rocker? What benefits of camber do you want, and how much of it? Are you willing to lose camber boards' pop for easy turn initiations and catch-free rocker turns? The other way around??
Even camrockers have different ratios that may significantly affect how the board rides. How much camber or how much rocker?
The money is a sizeable investment but i'd hate to throw out or leave a board at home for a new one, or be dissatisifed on top of the mountain when days on the mountain are extremely few(esp. for me)