After researching a ton of boards and watching dozens of reviews I decided to pull the trigger on the Annex. I can't wait to get this thing out...headed to Park City this weekend, Sun Valley in a few weeks and Whistler in late Feb. I was torn on bindings...was going to get another pair of NOW Drives or the Jones Mercury but went a whole different direction and picked up some Burton Malavita Leathers. The straps feel reeeeal comfy so we'll see. Reviews to follow!