Personally I love the board, I took it out to Timberline last spring and had a blast with it. The board performs well all over the mountain and its very forgiving. I only have a few seasons of riding and after buying this board I truly noticed how much my previous board was holding me back. Do I recommend the board, hell yeah. Now there is a bit of an issue here.
Some people claim that the new agent was made softer and more flexible than the one from the previous year(the one I have). Rome claims they did not make any changes to the board, but BA rode it and he claims the board feels much like the Graft which is much softer than the original agent.
Not sure what to tell you there.... I guess try looking for an 08 one instead of the 09, plus you save $$$ since it's cheaper.