I'll read the article - but if Jeremy Jones didn't think it was good, he could have changed the shape, and also foregone the magnetraction. If Rossi didn't pay royalties for magne - well, that sucks, and I won't support them one bit. But really most everyone wants and needs to make money - Burton, K2 moving production overseas, Mervin, etc.
My current resort board is a K2 Turbo Dream and I have always said that it's a great board, so I am not knocking them. It rides very fun and has held up extremely well on top of this. I just wish it had some form of edge tech for better grip on ice / hard