I think you raise a right point here, sometime to much NS . But I own several NS boards. I think I went through a lot of stuff before stop at this branch. I had Burton, Lib Tech, Gnu, K2, Plamer .
Don't like NS graphic, but their stuff is dead right just like people review here.
Their quality is top notch, haven't found anything close to them except high-end Burton board. The price is pretty decent for compare with other . All of that may explain why there are too much NS. Still looking for something different ..., but for now I stuck with it.