I rode it yesterday and this is the funnest board I've ever ridden. I'm in New York and for what snow we have it rode very well. The mag edge works good for me, its poppy and it turns on a dime, pretty stable considering its 3mm shorter than my old board and noticeably softer.
I've been riding @ 5-7 years (I'm 37 so I'm old) and I come from a heavy skateboarding background(my knees are fucked). I was riding a gnu chb with mag and that board was cumbersome in comparison.
And as far as being skeptical of this board. The way I see it is I got a solid deal on a brand new board and if it breaks again... Meh, ill ride my gnu and send it back again.
"If you dont live for something, you'll die for nothing"-Jasta