I've honestly only seen burton "2nds" so I guess we're left to draw a conclusion. But I'd blame the manufacturer for letting the thing leave the wharehouse in that condition. Sounds like they misjudged the extent of the defect.
I second that motion. WTF is the point of posting this if you don't state who sold you the board? If I received a board with issues that were obviously more then cosmetic I would return it immediately before riding it.