I also bought one mostly because I read about it on this forum. Did my own competitor analysis and determined it to still be the best fit. Actually I bought the EVO-r because it was 30% off and I like to play on the way down the hill. Called NS and they explained how the 2 boards are VERY similar. The bending is slightly different but that's about it.
Anyway, seems like an awesome board, awesome company and it supports our own troubled ecoonomy. NeverSummer gets thumbsup: