On another note - some great points were made about the dampness. I felt the same way. I loved the stability and comfort the dampness provided. With SnoWolf saying the dampness and stiffness is going to be increased to a 9... I'm VERY curious to see how that affects the ride.
I, too, have been eagerly awaiting such a review on this years Raptor. Im weird and like things like 20th anniversary and all but I would consider selling mine if they make those changes to this years deck.