Lady friend of mine recently got the Gnu Ladies choice. She wanted something with a similar CRC profile to my Never Summer Proto CT after I let her ride it a few times. She Loves it! We even got a chance for her to ride it in a foot & half of rare MI. POW!
I would say my friend is a Competent NooB rider. (formerly a skier.) She's comfortable making nice carving linked turns on green & blue runs, started to pick up riding switch our last two times out! She even handled a couple of steeper Northern MI black diamond runs with increasing confidence! She loved the float it had in the deeper stuff & she was riding it on the hard & soft groomers as proficiently as she did her old cambered deck once we got the right bindings on it! (She preferred something in a stiffer mens Med binding to get the same feeling of control & response she got on her old board.
Hope that helps!