Reading through this thread, I'm a little confused...
It sounded like you're interested in a board for it graphics? Although I do understand your analogy of buying a car, unfortunately a T Rice doesn't come in different colors.
If you're interested in the T Rice HP, I'd think you'd be interested in the Capita BSOD for it's lightness similarity. The Capita Totally F'in Awesome is heavier than the BSOD, if you don't mind that.
There's a few wide versions of Never Summer boards if any of those tickle your fancy. I think the heritage X was already mentioned.
The Yes Pick your line is a pow directional board, not a twin by any means.
My last word of advice, there's no board that's better than another board. You're buying a board for your riding style...which was already mentioned.
Forgot to mention the hybrid camber profiles will ride completely different also.
Capita and Signal Omni Wavelength style rocker camber profiles look like this:
Lib Tech and Never Summer:
I noticed when riding a 156 BSOD, it actually felt like riding a shorter board because your contact points were around the end of the binding inserts. When riding a 157 T Rice C2 (back in 2010) it felt more like a traditional camber board because the contact points engage like a camber board. So, just another factor to consider.