I personally think this is one of the best aspects of the forum (save the excessive abuse
A chance to hear opinions on boards given by people who are independent (or at least not being paid by board manufacturers). Too bad the OP didn't come here with questions before he (seemingly) bought a board which is getting a heavy thumbs down from a number of people here.
The chance to get opinions from people who ride lots of boards is a life saver for many people who might only buy 1 board every couple of years and want to make sure they are getting a good board that fits their needs.
As for the boner awards, I mean good wood awards I know from my own experience its really hard to get a good feel riding on slush. In my experience it makes boards ride very similarly. I also know 1 run is a joke. I need at least one day and ideally a few days on a board to really get the best out of it and learn its weak/strong points.