That actually sounds about like how my first day on my Virus felt...
First couple runs: "oh shit, this thing feels weird! I'm gonna bail!"
Last run of the first day: "hey... when I lean over and turn, this thing TURNS... cool!"
That said, my board got significantly softer after about 5 days on it, and I got used to riding it, so I actually find it feels playful now. There's something about knowing that your edge will HOLD that makes the rest of riding feel easier, you've always got that control if you need it.
I hope you get out on it a bit more before the end of the year to break it in and get used to it. I feel like the Virus has taken my riding to a new level, I've grown as the board has taught me new things. Not sure I would have wanted to try it on an icy/crusty day to start though. I was just on hardpack at Nakiska and had an interesting enough time getting used to it.
Great review, where are the pics!!!