Short answer, yes. And don't worry about not beng a "pro". You'll grow into the board. Better to get sonething better now and then not have to replace 2 years down the road.
Other options tjat fit your riding are the Ride Highlife, K2 Slayblade, Yes PYL, or a Salomon Burner.
Go ahead, drink that kool-aid.
FS: Forum Sauce 142 $200 plus shipping
FS: Flux SE30 $75 plus shipping