Price point boards use cheaper materials and fall apart quickly in my experience. They last maybe a year or two. And the lower end versions are made for beginners and won't allow you to progress very far. Their top end boards are made better, but you can get a big name brand a season old for the same price.
I think price point boards are great for beginners. Especially if you don't go much and don't plan to get very good.
I dont want to steal this thread but i'm going to have to start another one on a next level board...
I started snowboarding this year (Dec 19) and i've already gone 10 times, I imagine I may have close to 40 before the end of the season. So I think i'm past the initially beginner phase, if you could say that. I guess that lasts for the first 4 or so times... I can hit the blacks now, but I prefer blues.