I've also tried to find the balance point in the pool using the edge of the pool to stablize myself. As soon as I let go I flop over.
You are right the Ego is a good boat. I like it a lot and it is loose on a wave. I just feel a little heavy for it. WHen I say 175lbs I range between 175 and 185 depending on time of year. 185 at end of winter and 175 at end of summer.
We will see what happens this year. I tend not to rush out and buy new boats. I've only had 4 boats in 11 years of padling and I still own 3 of them.