I have ridden Gnu/ Lib boards for the better part of my 18+ years of riding - specifically the B-Street for the last two. While I LOVED the B-Street, I never found it to really break in or flex smoothly, even after 180 days on it. I am small and have always had difficulty "breaking in" boards, boots, bindings, etc., so I decided to go with softer everything for a change this year. The B-Street was my friend from the first moment I rode it. It just felt smooth and comfortable. As a huge fan of the BTX technology, and being "used to" the B-Street, the B-Nice is everything the B-Street was, but "nicer." It makes riding EVERYTHING easier, and instructing (i.e. riding slowly with many edge changes, butters, transitions, switch, etc.) a breeze. If you're looking for an easy-riding but responsive board that holds up under a bit of a push, this is your board.