Sounds good! Sorry I can't help between the Romes and Unions. Looks like Rome's toe cap is a little better but hard to say just from pictures.
Yeah I don't usually worry about money when picking a board. My current board (Burton T7) was regularly $950 (700 Euro or so?) but I paid $500 for it, my new board (Virus Avalanche FLP AFT) I got on SALE for $1100, I think it was just under 800 Euro. Another board I was comparing it heavily to was the Volkl Coal XT and it was going to be half the price.
I chose the Virus instead because of some features it has, but I was going to go from a $950 Burton to a $700 Volkl and still be hoping for it to be an improvement.