Because rather than be mature about helping people out with boards that they prefer over other boards, people feel the need to interject their opinion of a company whenever they get the chance. He wants a watson board, let him get it, jeez.
Chatty, that's the only difference. I'm actually thinking that the carbon x was in last years as well, since it was in my 08 watson (pre shape change). If you can get the 2010 one for cheap, it's essentially the same.