Love this ride. The flex, camber, edge technologies, everything makes for a power sled. Feel and response is superb. I've been able to tweak out incredible hair splitting carves on hardpack, get fast and furious in the trees, float through waist deep powder in steep chutes (provided you set your bindings back as much as you need), blast massive airs off of smaller looking hips jumps and bumps. This board is really worth the money, if you got it, and you are looking for a board that you can shred pretty much anything. Exactly what this board was designed for.
If you are looking for a specific kind of ride, for instance all you do is backcountry, then this may not be your board. You can find a ride that is specifically designed for the conditions you mostly ride. Again, this board is about being really good at everything, instead of the best at one thing. I recommend this deck for those you can only afford one board for the season, and on those special days demo a board for specific needs as needed.