What about the other boxes we keep on ignoring?
There's the board that is easy to sail but goes really well in light winds and tacks quickly.
There's the board that is tough and cheap and can take the role the original longboards had and the kayaks have taken to some extent.
There's the cruising board, to be used like a sea kayak.
There's the club-racing board - good (ie fast) in light winds, stable, simple,
There's the "development class" board where we are no longer constrained by rules that only allow production boards.
All those boxes....it's a pity we just concentrate on one or two of them.