My buddy recommended Rome to me, and since I wanted to advance in the park this season, I got an '08 Slash. I'm 6'1, 190 pounds, and the 158cm was a good maneuverable size for me. Riding switch felt pretty comfortable on this.
I was very happy with this board all season; I was able to advance in the park a great deal on it, while still slashing the rest of the mountain. I didn't find the board to be too flexy, but that could be me.
Unfortunately, I went off a ~20 foot cliff straight on to rocks with this thing. I ruptured my spleen, the board cracked across the top, but it's still a testament to the quality of material and construction that the board didn't just blow up on me.
Overall, I was very happy with my Slash and will look to Rome in the future.