Burton Process is a good beginner to intermediate board. You can't go wrong with the cartels either...probably one of burton's most popular bindings. Whether you go with EST or Reflex as far as burton bindings go, is up to you. EST work great with the channel of course and ofter the most response. Some people like a little bit stiffer binding feel, me, I want to milk as much as I can out of my bindings depending on my board stiffness. I've got a Custom X, which is pretty stiff, so I went with the Genesis EST to get more binding response. Different folks, different strokes. Try not go get hung up on people's opinions...if you're able, demo some stuff and find out for yourself.