I am very happy with my purchase. But then again, I have never been too much into the snowboard "industry/scene." So I don't really know a whole lot/what to compare to...
I'm more of a backcountry - live in the woods type - ride for fun - snowboarding on my mind 24 hours a day 7 days a week - kind of guy.
I've had 4 boards in 10 years and ran them into the ground till they disintegrate.
Dude you are real, I have the same philosophy... and now need to choose the toy to ride to the end of its life