Rode this board for 1 day cruising groomers, and it's in near perfect shape. Some hairline scratches in the topsheet, but that's it. Base is near flawless, as are edges. At 156 - 157 lbs it's a little more board than I want. Totally manageable, but just outside my preference window. $350 shipped.
Giving this 1 bump before throwing it on ebay tomorrow. I think this experiment satisfied my Mervin curiosity, though I still have at least a passing interest in trying the Hot Knife, so would consider a trade for a 56 HK.