Rome Crail - I have this board, the 2007 model and it's great. Flexible but not too much. Prices range maybe from 200-400. I was lucky and got mine for $180. It's great for progressing on and will get you from novice-intermediate easily. It's pretty good in the park too for when you get better, it has very good pop.
Other boards that might work for you.
K2 Select - $200-$300
Ride Agenda - $250-$300
Hope this helps. Good luck finding a board.