Just to throw my opinion into the mix, if I were to get another pow board this season after just selling my trusty K2 Gyrator (instead of a possible split purchase) I'd prob be considering stuff like:
Capita Charlie Slasher, Salomon Powder Snake, and Jones Hovercraft for that pricepoint.
I'd have to do more research for the higher pricepoint (more in line with the Gyrator and Ride Slackcountry) but I'd look into stuff like the Salomon Sick Stick, Rome Notch, Nitro Slash, Signal Epic, and Smokin Pinner
The Charlie Slasher should, in my opinion, be everyone's first powder board. It looks like a snowboard and rides like a snowboard, but in powder. I even hit a coupla 180s and they didn't feel weird.
My bottomless day at Sierra and one at Kirkwood were two of the funnest days I've had with my clothes on thanks to Charlie.
Supra, waiting on the Sherlock sell.....
(I want one of those next)