Now the problem is deciding on what board/bindings/and boots to get
I'm pretty sure I have the bindings picked out I was looking at Union Forces since atot of people here have been raving here that they are a great binding.
Before you go and pick them up, find a shop and test them out. Make sure they work well with your boots, especially the toe caps. Many people have a tendency to have them slip up, and when I tried them on in a local store they just didn't feel that secure. I much prefer Ride or Rome bindings, and would also consider some of the new K2 gear.