Yea but its pretty marginal. I have a feeling the baseplate on the Cartel is a little more solid but I haven't had the chance to compare them yet.
Jus' sayin that
1. they are pretty close and would be hard to appreciate the differences. ( meaning you would be stoked on either or disapointed with both)
2. money no issue? can't go wrong with the 'Vitas. If you want looser go Cartel, Nivek says starting in '12 the Cartels are coming back to park domination while the 'Vitas seem to have more all mountain support. There are plenty of kids who ride noodles for jibbin with pretty supportive bindings and boots so just keep in mind how subjective it all is.
I think I am gonna be going for the Vita. Hopefully I like them. I have loved my last 2 pairs of Burton bindings so lets hope I'm on a hot streak.