I have the 12 Machete, and love it. You can flat base it and bomb the whole mountain, if you're looking for speed. I was able to maintain an edge even on icy conditions at a good fast pace...nothing like a cambered board, but good enough to have control at high speeds.
Starting to learn to ride switch, and definitely much easier than on my cambered board. Pop, just learning to make jumps, but definitely can feel a huge difference next to my old board.