I have an Airflow, it is my first board.
It's a good board and it only costed 500 euros almost a year ago.
I didn't find it hard to get "used" to it, but i recently tried another twinTip with very "round" rails and i couldn't get used to it, maybe the same happened to you (in reverse).
I also tried a SS Jarvis and i noticed it "glued" on the water much more that the airflow, wich is more "loose" and easier to loose the rail on your jumps.
In rough chop it has to be kept on a leash, i mean, you have to manage the rail, when i start to plane i have to get in the "rail-digging" position to blast through the chop, it really makes a difference.
I'm completely happy with it, it's f*cking great when you get to know your board, its sweet spots, when will it loose grip, etc.. You'll know when you get to really know your board, trust me, you'll know.
The airflow 162 works for me, now it's up to you to decide if you want to give another try.
Feel free to ask anything about this board, i'll be glad to answer.
PS - I don't know what fins you're using, but i exchanged my old ones with the new Bic Airblades, 5cm, they're bigger, meanner and way better. I love them, after 6 months they don't have a scratch, trully top notch quality.