Yes Birdofplay, this type is way lighter then the cardboard covered!!! And have a nice slight glossy feeling to it, colors are brighter as well.
When I start scratchbuilding I was using the cardboard covered and didn't remove the paper... My different build were stronger on impact then the vinyl covered one but on the down side heavier!
For sure I do not understand why they don't make different color Depron but never the less we are lucky enought to have that material available to us. What I do is color the white trench with a permanant marker to give a proper finish... I'm do it on the F-22 I will see