Well - I made the plunge. My faithful Seiko Kinetic of 13 worry free years finally died in a fiery crash. I needed to fill the void with something, and it turned out to be two somethings.
I ended up buying a GW5600j-1 atomic solar as well as a MTG1000g-9a. I wasn't planning on the mtg, but I found one on USWatches.com for $120 - seemed like a GREAT deal, but please let me know if I got swindled.
As for my wife of 11 years, I had the Seiko before I married her, so I figure I'm due, right?!? RIGHT!!!
Thanks for a great forum - I was debating between the G-Shock and a Suunto trainer - the G-Shock won!