If you go for a "low end" kite, you will lose windrange by a huge margin.
But if you have never "liked" being able to kill the power in the kite anyways (like most of us waveriders prefer), you can just go for a more powerful kite instead.
What determines a wavekite ?
IMO, it is the ability to dump power, as first priority.
And of course, 4 lines only.
Able to relaunch fast - but this goes for all kites today, so does not matter really...
Kites drift well today, and if you ride aggresive it does not matter much, so not that important IMO.
The "older" Evos are kites with HUGE lowend (and the worst windrange of course - you can not get both), so with these you can ride one size smaller than your friends.
That is one of the most extreme I know of.
So you can choose any kite "in between", if you are not keen on classic waveride features, but want more power instead.
You forgot to mention your weight ?
If light, you will typically want power dump kites, if heavy, you want grunt kites