OK, so I've ridden mainly Burton and Lib Tech boards for the past 2 decades and purely based on Never Summer's reputation for building a great product, I figured I'd give them a try. I ordered the Heritage from BC and it just arrived today...it really makes a positive first impression, in fact I was blown away.
As an engineer I'm typically very critical of new boards and their little flaws but on the Heritage the craftsmanship is flawless and it just doesn't feel like a mass produced board. The real test will be in the riding, and I'll add a comment once I've done so, but I'm optimistic right now. :)