I bought this board for a trip over Christmas and can't be more pleased with it. I'm really digging the rocker-flat-rocker design since I still haven't really figured out what ride style is right for me. It came pretty well waxed out of the wrapper so it was a bit faster than what I was used to, which isn't bad. I felt pretty confident with my turns and I started tackling some small jibs.
If you're graduating from rentals but don't want to drop a huge amount of money on a board, I highly recommend trying the Raygun. For $360, it's a pretty damn good board.