Thanks for the input so far.
Being a just above casual rider makes sorting through all the options so difficult. Thought I wanted an Arbor due to the looks alone...did some reading/window shopping and heard a lot of good about the Riders Choice. Then more reading/window shopping and next thing I know the Arbor is out and I'm considering NS or Libtech (had never heard of either brand).
Now Nivek's blown open even more options. I've been ho-hum with my K2 Disciple and heard not so great stuff about K2 boards. Interesting that you like 2 of them better than the others (seems like NS and Libtech get a lot of love).