Thanks for the advice! I think I'm going to hold off on the Now bindings, they look realy awesome and I like the concept, but if it is going to change up the way I control the board significantly, I want to demo them first. Maybe next year...
Most likely going to pick up the Cartels. My Rome Arsenals have great response and are comfortable, but they are definitely prone to wear and malfunction. The highback adjuster is absolute garbage and constantly comes loose mid-run (although they have addressed the issue in 2014 models... I hope the change fixes it.)
I'm going to check the cartels and the 390s at my local shop and see what i think of the 2014 updates to the Rome line and how each set matches up to my boots. Leaning towards Cartels though.
Thanks again everybody.