Well I didn't get any gift cards or anything like that from the wifey this morning. Just some shirts, undies, a cheap sports watch (Which I wanted), a bike bell (LOL?!?), and a set of Bell headlight and tail lights.
The bike stuff she got me is pretty crappy quality but I kinda feel guilty to take it back! She's like I wasn't sure if those were good or not. She's like they're LED right? Ya but i'll look em over hun. I didn't have the heart to tell her they were a bulky POS. Bell Radian Light Set
I'm looking on PinkBike to see what the used market has as well. My other bike buddy kinda agrees with you Hack. Get something cheap that will do and put forth the bigger money toward a newer nicer bike later. Once I figure out what kind of riding I like doing and what not.
So the search continues.