sorry to keep posting, but if you're just getting into longboarding, S9 would be great. I rode a sector for my first year. But you'll outgrow the board soon enough in terms of skill. I've been riding a loaded for a year and a half, and could not be happier. I love it. But it all depends on what you want to do.
Landyachtz and Rayne make the best downhill boards, no doubt. You're certainly not looking to do downhill, so I'd scratch those two off. But definitely look at the Rayne Timeline and Vice Deck, on the link I posted above.
Loaded makes the sickest carve boards. If you're going to be carving and sliding, don't get anything but a Loaded. You can definitely commute on a Loaded board too, and you can pump them like crazy on flat ground and even uphill. For cruising and commuting, look at the Pintail and the Ceviche. When you get better, you can get naaasstttyyy on the Ceviche.
Never Summer is pretty okay, I'm not a fan but you won't be disappointed.
Don't buy a complete from zumiez, you will be throwing your money out the window. Find the board you want, then go to http://www.daddiesboardshop.com
find it, and make your own complete. You'll save money and get a better setup. When you decide which board you want, come back to us and we'll all help you to pick the right setup for your needs.
RIght, fellow ns'ers?