Hey man, I have been shuffling between NKB kites before I choose my gear for my long December vacation ))... The rebel is a boost kite especiallywhen over powered. when just powered, the Rebel does not give me the grunt I want. rebel for me is mellow unless it is 28 knots and I am on a 10m.
Dice was a great option for me especially that it loops fast. the Dice allows a bit of unhooked performance which is something you do not want to.
The EVO for me is an all rounder and hates it because I do not find a definition for this kite. As you say, a Rebel with bar pressure and less smooth than the Rebel.
The kite that did hit me in the face last Wednesday was the NEO2015. Got my jaws blown with the ease of kite loops, grunt for big air, super easy that gave me confidence to do my old tricks and was abusing her by the minute.
Decision made, NEO 7m-11m and Dice 9m for my Cape Town Trip
See you buddy..