Yeah, I'm prepared to "start over" in the sense that going from a rocker to a camber would be a big change, but I think a camber would suit my future needs better. I've only invested 2 hours learning on the Rossignol, so it's not a huge deal for me to get my ass kicked again.
I have to admit I had my heart set on the Hot Knife because it meets all my requirements and it's not too expensive. I'm planning on going to a board shop tomorrow so I'll see what they recommend.
Where do you live or ride? There are some resorts that will let you demo a board for a couple days and if you buy a board from them they wont charge you for the demo.
There is a lot of that in Jackson Hole.