I agree with you but for a beginner, its always good to have some nice cheap boots. they may last one season only but still, it will be long enough for him or her to see if theres into it and it will be easy on the pay check because the boots wouldn't sell for a lot.
Not sure if thats correct, but its my opinion. My first boots were vans mantra, pretty damn good boots if i must say. not the cheapest though.