Nick, what LStar is saying is to go super cheap for your gear this year and get on the mountain as much as possible. Craigslist is full of cheap setups that are good and will be awesome for you, and at the same time save you money to put towards the mountain. Something smart we all wish we'd done on our first stick, me thinks.
If you want my opinion on boards, Bataleon. Any of theirs. Burton boots and bindings are great, maybe check out some others.
I would really consider going to Craigslist and getting your rig, the reason is that you'll figure out what you really want out of a board, boots and bindings only by riding. What if the board is too stiff or too flexy for what you want to do? What if the same is true of the boots? Personally, I bought some shit bindings because I didn't know what I was after.
I think you'll be happier if you spend cheap on your gear for this season and get on the mountain. Next season spend big on what you KNOW you want.
Either way, you've got some good picks there. We are just recommending you get to know the sport and your personal feel for it before blowing a wad of cash on new equipment.