I just got my first real snowboard, a Burton Hate. I saw a few people say bad stuff about Burton boards here. Are they looked down upon? Like will people think I'm a douche poser? Because I really just picked it because I liked the shape/size/flexibility, not because it's the "popular" brand.
Not at all burton is a very popular brand and is not looked down upon. They make quality products. You will not get any hate from your board. Maybe if you had like a lamar a sims or a morrow youd get alot of hate but not burton at all, very popular brand.