Thank you for the review lambo4. I like your point about probably not giving the board another chance had you only demo'ed it once. I believe too many times people (at least ones that I ride with) get way too hung up on the "Good Wood Test" or something they are told by someone who rode a board once and hated it.
I bought the NS Legacy-R last year and had a very similiar experience as you did. First hour or so I thought I just wasted $400!! Several hours later, in love with the board and the technology (may not be for everyone, but it is for me).