I visited with the CIE guys and saw both boats as well. While I would never spend that kind of money on a boat, without a doubt, the X-Star is probably the sickest looking boat all loaded down. The fact that those guys go HUGE probably helped the wow factor a bit.
As for the Epic, I love how simple it is. The boat is built for a purpose and I dig the fact that they didn't get caught up in the bling and trim war.