I'd say its a good board and will hold out quite well when you get better. I don't think its much of a jib board, more of a general park board.
What is your height, weight and boot size? Where are you planning on going? (West coast, East?) What are you actually planning on doing once you get better - more mountain or park...
Other good boards to check out would be the Rome Graft, a Gnu CHB MTX, and the Sierra Crew (The Crew is basically a Capita Stairmaster, except sold for a lower price because its under the Sierra brand.)
Bindings: Burton Missions 07
Boots: Burton Freestyle 07