Two of us learned on that board last year and are still riding it this year - a 2010, 142 version.
I think it's a good board to learn on, it's consistent, etc and doesn't seem to be holding back any progression here
. If anything would need an upgrade, I'd say get better quality boots to go with it, we just upgraded from the index bindings. I don't know what generally comes with it today. At first the bindings didn't matter so much, but a year into it they sure were annoying.
- I was 6' 215 when we started, about 161 now.
- Other learner was 5' 11" 190.
- Several others in the 200's have gotten up on it and used it as well.
- We have always used it without the center fin - just the molded in fins.
If I were you I'd go with a 142 instead of 146, at 190-215 it seemed like a perfect size.