It isn't/won't be that bad, especially if you set it up properly.
Proper binding size & binding adjustments are crucial here
Sure Ideally a regular width board might
But that depends on where,when & how you're gonna be riding it
& most importantly how much yer payin'
I have about 5 boards that I ride often in my quiver, my Heritage X has been my go to deck. But I usually bring 3 with me when I go, the 2 best suited for the conditions (Heritage+?)& something new to me, to try.
I rock a size 9 boot. Which is now the size of an 8.
It took a bit of monkeying around to get it right, but now I love it.
My problem was more complicated but it will give you an idea of what you might/need to do?
Because my 9's are now the size of 8's, none of my size Large bindings fit as well as they used too.
Now on a regular width board my boots weren't really centered on the board.
My new tiny little boots sat too far back in the heel cup. It doesn't matter if the boot has equal amounts taken off each end, because the measurement starts when your boot touches the heel cup.
With the proper size bindings it's fine but with Larges I have to move the whole base of the binding closer to the toe side edge.
With my Heritage X it's even worse, right now with the proper size bindings I still have to move them closer to the toe side edge.
I just got these bindings though, for most of the season I was riding Large bindings & having to compensate for both issues.
When set up centered, it's not that big of a deal.
I have 2 Palmer Titanium Channels & they are narrow, more so than normal boards & I've also had a Never Summer Lotus 157, basically the Premier F-1 only narrower.
Sure they are a bit more nimble
but I've ridden both ends of the spectrum & it ain't that big of a deal.
Never summer Lotus 23.8
Heritage X 26.8
I used to have a Never Summer Legacy 174W, @ 160-170lbs, I didn't have a problem.
The only reason I bought that monster was, the price.
Buy it, ride it, flip it.
Just put your bindings closer to the toe side edge.
If you do that, I'll bet you keep it.