it depends what you end up being naturally comfortable with really. personally i kinda suck at pipe other then being able to go back and forth and air a little bit and would rather just lap the park all day then hike the pipe but i haven't plenty of friend who are the opposite.
why are you trying to make this decision when you're still a new-ish rider? are you looking for a new board and not sure what to get? there's no reason you cant do both really.