the Marek has a molded in diamond-ish feature in the center which helps soften landings. but this is sunk low enough that it wont "rock" back & forth on heels/toes while on the swim deck or rails, etc.
People that complain about harsh landings usually land past the downside of the wake and flatter than a pancake. this will give a harsh feeling no matter what board you are on. just land on a slight edge and you shouldnt have to worry about slapping down much more.
for the record, the Marek is an extremely fast, lively, springy and above all fun board. but this is merely my opinion, try it for yourself and see.