Okay here's my shortlist of options: Let me know what you guys think. I'm going to try to post MSRPs in CAD/USD as well...
Volkl Coal XT (158/163/168) - $785
Virus Avalanche FLP AFT (160/168/176) - $1396
Virus UFC Ultimate Freecarve BX (156/162/168) - $1523
Oxess Freeride (151/157/163/168) - $1668
Possibly a Donek Saber with metal construction? Possibly Gentemstick Maxforce although it looks like it only comes in one size, and I can't find a price anywhere.
The Volkl actually looks like quite a decent carving/freeride board and it's cheap! (relatively speaking)
So at the moment I'm most intrigued by the Avalanche FLP AFT (or just the straight FLP), or the Oxess Freeride. If those end up being too expensive (I'd say the upper end of my comfort zone is $750 or so) then the Volkl might be my next choice. Thoughts? I'll throw these back to iGet.it and see what they say.