Helmets... hate to wear'em, hate to go out without them.
I've worn a lid since 98 when I got a Burton RED one for free. I hate them. I WISH I could go back to a beannie. But honestly... it's not worth it. I've hit my head more than a few times, usually doing stupid stuff... little 180 over a dirt patch and catching an edge, etc.
So the Shiv. This is my second and it's as great as the first. Light, customizable pads and it doesn't get too hot, even with the pads inserted. These new Shivs have a more traditional goggle clip, versus the older magnetic ones that were cool, but kinda weirded me out (and I was always afraid that I'd leave that clip behind if I switched goggles). You don't really know the helmet is there after a while.
I bought the white one, which has a little pattern to it, but mellow. I dig it. The other colors look solid too.
If you hate helmets, consider this one.