My point exactly
I think the original Raptor was pretty good... this year's isn't BAD. I just think they could have built on this year's aggressive red styling. I think they nailed the top sheet on the 2013 Raptor and nailed the base on the 2014 Raptor. I'm not a huge fan of the yellow border all the way around. Kind of just... meh. Maybe they can change it last second like the Cobra!
The good news is graphics don't affect the performance of this awesome board.
By the way, I'm seeing great deals all over the place for the 2013 Raptor. Down to around $440. I got mine on Backcountry.com about a month ago for full price and they just refunded me $180 for the difference since the price dropped within 30 days. I freaking love that place... and you can't beat their lifetime unconditional returns!