So, I've gone skiing and snowboarding, and I can't really decide which one I like more as they are both fun. The falling wasn't so bad for me in snowboarding (I thought that was part of the fun actually), but the things that turned me off about snowboarding are:
1. Getting off the chairlift: I don't know why its so difficult for me, but I was 0/5 when I went and it was embarrassing for me.
2. Strapping in: I am really slow with the bindings and it was a pain to have to strap in and then strap off whenever I was getting on/off the lift. Plus, traversing flat terrain is not easy and skating with one leg was not fun and I couldn't get the hang of it.
3. Heelside turns: I was able to front side easily, and I got how to heelside towards the end of my session, but I was doing it all wrong. I was putting more weight on my back foot, and apparently, you should be leaning forward when snowboarding, so I don't know what to do, and I think my instructor told me the wrong thing? When I leaned forward though, I lost balance and couldn't heelside/link anymore which is frustrating.
Despite this, I still enjoyed snowboarding, so do you think I should continue and that these are all normal problems, or should I go back to skiing?
Sounds like a normal beginner issue. The lift is one of the trickiest things for a beginner, don't be down on yourself for that. If it helps, drag your heel or toe off the edge of the board when getting off. When skating the board becomes easier, so will riding off the lift.
Being slow with the bindings is just because you're not used to them.
From your post, you have toeside turns already? That's quite good for someone on their first day. As far as the heelside goes, without a video it's a bit trick to see, but instead of "leaning" try it with just adding weight to the front foot. You shouldn't have to lean very much at all and it sounds like you're leaning too far over your front foot.
Don't give up, learning is a bit tough, but once you get used to it, everything (lift, skating, bindings, turns) will be something you don't even think about.
Edit: Sangsters beat me to it.