...I prefer not to adventure in fancy setup/technology. That's the reason I'd like to stay with a well proven profile and improve as everyone else did.
...Arbor is not very popular here where I live, and finding it is going to be a mess
that's what a lot of people don't realize: Bataleon boards are basically regular cambered boards with only a very slight raising of the contact points. It's a really simple tweak and that's the beauty.
They're also probably most popular in europe (since that's the brands origin and area of manufacture), so finding one and at the lowest price should be a very real option.