Its a solid board - it was one of Future Snowboarding's top 10 boards under $400.
WM sometimes has it for $115.
Other boards...Stairmaster or Sierra Crew.
I know my local EMS has Gnu CHBs for $150 - both MTX and regular.
They do? I thought EMS closed out all shops in Rochester? Crap, that might have swayed me from paying $265 for my Rome Agent. Gnu CHB MTX was on my list and I could have saved $100. Oh well, happy with my Agent.
Back on topic, Forum Recon would be a good beginner board.