Well I'm just trying to save myself $$$. I mean I ride 2 to 3 times a year recreationally so I didn't want to have to go out and spend $400+ on equipment. I actually went to my local sports shop and they had a season ending clearance on their gear. What would have cost me maybe $300 on boots and bindings I got for $120, so I definitely save money there. Their boards were still going for $100+ but I figured since I already had this board, saved myself some money there.
I guess I'll deal with it at least this season. I can always use my bindings and boots on another board if I choose to get one next season.