Seems like it would be worth it to invest the time/money to figure out how to do it right. Unless companies just dont care because they want kids to buy a new board every year, which also makes a lot of sense.
my buddy just picked one up, felt sort of clunky and dead compared to my turbo dream. the pop was there but it just didn't feel very lively. i don't know, it felt like riding a piece of wood without much more technology than that... hard to explain, i would definitely demo one before buying.
I guess Arbor did it right with respect to using Bamboo. Instead of making the full core bamboo like the fastplant, they still use a wood core but use bamboo as a replacement to carbon stringers. That is if I understand their explanation of their boards correctly