First of all, don't buy a board on looks. Yeah having a sweet looking board is kind of nice, but chances are if your intent is to ride it, it'll be covered in snow or drying in the garage or basement. You should buy a board that'll match your style of shredding.
I ride a 2010 Custom X and absolutely love it, but it did take time to get comfortable with. It is a VERY stiff board. This makes it very stable and solid at high speeds and great for the big hits, but it's harder to initiate turns, it's a plank on rails and boxes, and if you catch an edge, you're fucked! Especially at the speeds it almost forces you to go. I've never had such a fast board. Also, when flying through the chop, it doesn't chatter like a softer flex board, but it doesn't flex around the bumps or moguls either. This means that your legs always have to be ready to absorb an impact or stomp a landing because it's not uncommon to find yourself airborne.
The Custom is a much more well rounded versatile board. You can till straightline with it, but it's more park friendly. I'd suggest this board with a set of Cartels. Especially if you've got 1 year of riding under your belt, try to demo a stiff board before you buy one a limit yourself to 1 style of riding.
'12 Lib Tech T.rice / '12 Burton Cartels
'10 CustomX / '10 Co2 EST