wow, so it seems like the luna is my best bet. i had read somewhere that it chipped easily, but maybe those were just the earlier models?
i just stumbled across the ride solace if anyone has any input on that?
i've also heard really great things about capita's saturnia, but it seems that is mostly a park board, which won't be where i spend most of my time.
I think the Luna might be a good choice, it seemed like a solid board for an advancing intermediate rider when i rode it last year - it has a fun flex and is pretty forgiving. I know a few girls who ride it and haven't heard anything about it chipping, or at least not any more than your usual cosmetic stuff.
Another board you might consider based on that would be the Omatic Benetar? Omatics tend to be affordable, and the Benetar had a all-mountain/freestyle shape and a really fun poppy flex. The girls who rode it in our board test liked it quite well.
We tested out a bunch of women's boards and the reviews are here: Board Test
(unfortunately, the only k2 we tested was the fling, which is a freestyle board)
I haven't ridden the Saturnia, but it felt like a pretty soft board, and it's a true twin, so definitely a more park-oriented shape than most of the other boards you've mentioned.