I'm on my third Motive. My first board was the 2001 Belmont 140 now known as the Motive. My next board was a Byerly 137, and I hated it. I bought the 2002 Motive 144, loved it for a season and a half until I thought I needed something more advanced. I ended up buying a TFD 142 after demoing the Parks, and the Premier. I road the TFD for a year, and thought it was the board for me. A couple of weeks ago, one of the guys I ride with had his 2001 Belmont 144 (Motive) lying around, and I liked the graphics on it so I thought what the hell, I'll ride it just for fun. Well after fifteen minutes of riding it and some of the best air I've had in quite some time, I'm now back to riding the Motive for good.
In my opinion, the board has great consistent pop, rides real loose when you want it to and lands relatively soft for us bigger riders (I'm 6" 220lb). The one suggestion I would make is dump the monster fins the board comes with, and by some 1' Rainbow fins. The 1' fins really loosen the board up, and make you ride the rails hard, they also let the board pop off of the wake much quicker. When you edge this board properly, it will launch you.
Just my opinion.