Well, they have the ability to ride many waves which others can't and make sections which others can't, and do it more easily than others... so it's the others that I call lame. Whether or not they are what you are after is another matter, as people surf for a variety of reasons.. I do it to ride waves.
Thanks for the compliments.
Putting all other aspects aside, I'm just surprised that there's actually a market for such expensive boards; saw that mentioned in another thread, but clearly there is, so good for you Roy. They're beautiful boards.