Bob_gates - I have news for you. That Burton Air '90 I was riding was top of the line back then.
It is not a closed minded statement. It is actually a very open minded statement, but you need to have a different POV.
What I am trying to get across to those of you who are new to the sport, is that it does not matter what kind of clothes you wear or what kind of board you ride. Just go out there and have fun doing it. Quit getting all caught up in your self image.