Congratulations on the new Pa3x Steve! Can't wait to hear your full review.
Sounds like the Pa3x is the "sleeper" board of 2011/2012 as many have come out of the woodwork to suddenly fall in love with this board after everyone bashed it when it first came out. You rarely see that happen. Usually, first impressions are lasting impressions.
Pa4x - LD Systems Maui 28 - Mackie Thumps