So I've done some travelling about, and tried a couple of different power bars. The one I liked the most was an old York power bar with bare steel, which, unfortunately, they no longer make. I had never lifted on a bare steel bar before, and I'm telling you, this was love at first touch.
So now my choices have gone to the Rogue ohio power bar, whenever they actually get some in stock, or possibly the B&R bar from Rogue, which seems to be very similar to the York pb, just with dual knurl marks and no coating. Is the B&R a good choice for a powerbar with regards to stiffness? They market it as an all-purpose bar, and I'm really not wanting anything that is too whippy.