Early release is just a marketing label. Effectively these are like any other Burton product, so you will get the exact same warranty and customer service.
That said, the weight difference between the 2013 and 2014 Cartels is insignificant and I personally prefer the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels, but that is a different question.
Thanks for the help man, I was actually going to get the restricted cartels, but cant find any local and the few online in large are in flamingo.
It's a beta. If it sucks you tell them and they (hopefully) take the feedback for their actual release product. If it was me I'd get the final product, but it's really just your choice. Want Beta or a finished product?
LOL thanks thunder, I think ill go with the finished product and get the restricteds. Maybe I'll drive up and get some runs in them wit ya.