I have a machete from 2010. It is pretty much the same thing as the new one. I have the 161W. The quality of the board is definently more than a $270 value. The rocker is not to crazy were when you are riding icy days it it still has a good amount of control. Though with the rocker it is definetly good for those powpow days.
If i was in you position i would get one from Lib with some magne traction, just because i have never had a lib snowboard. i have a lib snowskate and its great.