Most are riding different combinations of rocker and camber for all mountain riding, it really depends on personal preference. These are the biggest advances. there is a sticky on top of this forum that explains the different shapes
Maybe the use of basalt weaves instead of fiberglass as well, but that doesn't make a huge difference.
Magnetraction is pretty popular still but only used on mervin and rossignol boards, i have both and get along just fine with or without it.
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'