its a ~15 yr old, cap-constructed, cambered board. it should ride and wear like a older, capped, cambered board.
the chronological age of the board doesn't really matter except that more modern boards will be made of slightly better materials and may be lighter, flex more evenly, feel better underfoot... if you are learning it doesn't matter that much and that board won't hold you back at all..
as much as people get boners for new shit, a snowboard is still a snowboard. go ride it.