Ok well I was going to return it today but the guy said to give it a try and if it's too difficult he will give me a full refund. So I guess it's still worth a go right?
He seems to think it is still possible for a beginner to learn on, however it may just take a little longer. But if I do manage to pick it up, then I've got a great board that should last me many years as I progress to faster slopes.
I have spoken to a few others as well, and have been given mixed opinions. Some say it should be ok due to the triple layer, and also due to the fact that I "don't know any better". They say it would be harder if I had already started on a soft board then went straight to this one. On the other hand some also say it would be too difficult to learn on to start with.
So what would you guys do? Give it a go and return if it's too difficult? I guess I have nothing to lose.