Pretty much everything is different. Everything is softer, more damp (exceptions exist) more responsive, better built (exceptions exist), and lighter. Fiberglass has progressed, resins are better, core profiling is more exact and more understood. Rocker.
Boards are made of natural materials. If you bought something from 2000 and literally never rode it today it would ride like poo. Board materials break down over time regardless of how often its been ridden. A 2005 that has been ridden at least 60 days is surely smooshy and dead.
Get something new.
+1, do a demo on a rocker board or hybrid camber, the new shapes are very different, and very fun to ride, a fresh cambered board will I bet feel a lot different too. If budget is an issue def try before you buy, and if you don't see the difference don't change.
I'm not suggesting you buy one, but borrow or demo a Burton Nug, if nothing else it will prove that there are some new and different directions since 2005.
Last edited by Lamps; 11-06-2012 at 09:33 PM.