You are opening up a can of worms with this thread. The 226 is a nice boat and is considered a crossover model. The 2008 226 model hull design is a little better all around as it was redesigned. I have a friend that had a 226 and he is one of the better wakeboarders I know, plus he is an engineer for CC. He also does competitions as well. I am not sure about the slalom wake, but it would make a great family boat.
As far as a MC that compares, probably something like the Prostar 205V or Xstar. It has an awesome wakeboard wake and a pretty good surf wake. Slalom wake is acceptable but not competition worthy. Personally, I would rather have the 205V over the 226, but that is just my opinion.