Not all electric skateboards are created the same, or for the same purposes. Some brands try to capture as much of the market as possible, offering whatever they can get their hands on to make a quick buck, and in turn, quality suffers. Other electric skateboard brands seem to carry a philosophy closer to that of In-n-Out burger: make one thing and make it very, very well.
Electric skateboarding might draw some riders because of their need for speed. The adrenaline rush excites them and fuels their urge to ride. Other riders are in the more cautious set, where safety is always number one. For them, excitement is a byproduct of a need for practical transportation.