I think the Diva has won a Good Wood or two. It's definitely a quality deck, perhaps slightly on the stiffer side for a new rider though.
Have you been snowboarding yet? You may want to try it out a few times before you settle on a deck, since the deck you get will depend on the sort of riding you end up doing...
For boots: try a bunch on and buy the ones that fit the best
Bindings: K2 Virtue or Auto Agogo, Rome Madison, Union Milan or Trilogy