I have last year's 161 (regular) and absolutely love this board!
Easily the most fun, yet stable board I've ridden.
I can't imagine you wouldn't be happy with this board.
Yes, it apparently rides bigger than its' size. I'm 5'11", 175lbs. and been advised that I could easily drop to the 157 and even the 154. Apparently, the waist is on the wide side for this board, but check the specs to make sure you're boot will fit.
So now I'm trying to sell mine and buy a 157. Not cheap!