I actually see a different trend. A trend towards “toys” and “tools”. A lot of folks want 15S75P batteries and 22" tires for a board that weighs 75kg and can climb Pikes Peak in 2 minutes but only when it’s sunny and dry and hot. These are not practical for daily use as a tool, but I think it’s important to distinguish between the two. A cheap China hub motor board isn’t practical either, because reliability is King in the “tool” world – nothing is more important.
toy: fast, far, tires
tool: reliable, light, polyurethane
And the deck choices I think will begin to mirror this… the integrated deck choices maybe even (just as soon as someone learns to put the enclosure lid on the bottom, because water travels downhill)