That's a good point, you can get any board to turn with 8 years of riding under your belt.
Have you ridden a C2 or "banana" board before? I feel that my Banana Magic actually like to be driven from the rear foot more than any board I've ridden before. I have to assume it's a trait of a rocker board, but it occasionally throws me off.
I think once you get used to it you will really enjoy a C2 board like the T. Rice or the Banana Magic.