I have only been riding a few years and wanted to upgrade from my Ride Antic. The Antic was pretty awesome but had limitations, especially in the park.
The skunk ape is just an awesome ride. Totally responsive. Makes everything just that much easier and it is pretty tough to catch an edge when you don't want to.
I expected the upgrade to be barely noticeable at my skill level, but I can really tell the difference and it adds that much more confidence whether buttering or hitting jumps. Nothing bad to say at all.