Need help with first board
First off, AWESOME site! So much information that it will make your head spin, and everyone seems really helpful. So I figured I would throw my hat into the ring. I just started boarding here on the east coast (Maryland), and even though I picked a crappy winter to start I am addicted. I have been renting a board from the local shop (Rossignol Imperial), and its time to get my own gear since I know I am sticking with it. There are so many choices, but I have tried to narrow it down. However, any other suggestions are welcome. I have been on the mountain 2 times now and I am able to link turns down greens. My riding style will be all-mountain, and mostly on groomers. Maybe park in a year or so, but its not a focus now and I am not sure if it ever will be. If I do hit the park, it will mainly be jumps. No rails.
Boot Size: 10
I have rented a 156 and 160 from the shop. The 156 was ok, and I liked the 160. I was thinking to compromise and go with something in 158. I think I want to go with a hyrbid rocker/camber, but not 100% definite so opinions would be greatly appreciated. Which leads to me to the top contenders.
Rossignol One Magtek (has everything I want, mild-magnetraction (ice coast), hybrid, and great reviews. Just concerned it might be too advanced
Rossignol Taipan (great reviews, hybrid rocker/camber, and sintered base, but no MTX)
GNU Carbon Credit (like the MTX, although the full rocker has me worried about longevity due to instability going fast)
Never Summer SL (only if I can get it on sale)
Let me know what you think of the above choices, and which would be best for mainly hitting groomers with friends on the east coast. I would like to get a board that will allow me to learn more but progress for a long time. My wife is kind of cheap, and won't be keen on the idea of getting a new board in 2 seasons. My friends (I'm 25 and married btw) are a mix of skiers and snowboarders if that makes any difference. For bindings I really like the ease of Flow's, and definitely like the new 2013 Flow's. However, I am open to different options here as well. I am going to hit the local shop and try on as many boots as possible to see what fits best (speed lacing/BOA will be a must). Thanks in advance for your help! (PS, I will be back with questions for my wife's board too).