I did it, purchased first board
Just ordered a burton blunt 158 with the v-rocker, along with a set of burton cartel bindings. sierra snowboarding says it should be here friday in time for my sunday trip. (site had some great deals).
Almost picked up a used (demo's)skate banana while in VT last week and was kicking my self for not, but that deal passed on and I started looking into new boards, got the blunt for alot less than the banana.
Will let everyone know next week!
Was big into skiing, tried boarding last year and was hooked rented until now.