I'm in the middle of my first board.
I was a little brave and started with bare 1.5lb eps and made everything from scratch (Mistake #1).
I've been working on it in my spare time for a few weeks now.
I'm waiting for the spackle to dry now, and decide what fins to go with and order my glass.
I have so much respect for the guys who make board for a living and how much work really does go into one.
It's probably one of those that gets easier with time but man the first one would have been so much easier if I had just purchased a blank.
Not 100% happy with the shape but we'll see how it rides first.