k2... well my brother had the el dorado and it was a heavy piece with no pop, so that kinda threw me off k2 a brand I have never been fond of to begin with.
k2 also makes skis, boots and bindings for both sports, helmets, goggles, outerwear, ski poles. My point being i've always been a believer of the "jack of all trades, master of none" motto. Granted their equipment might be good but it'll never be great. Not to mention just like burton they're industrializing the sport which is a huge turn off for me, yeah its a great business practice and sure they make alot of money doing it but it doesn't sit well with me.
anyways that's just my opinion, and admittedly i did some searching around for reviews on the ultra dream and couldnt find anyone who had something bad to say about it. quite the opposite really but they were also staff to board shops so they might be bias, who knows.