My new commuter, 2008 Trek 7.2 FX. I also was interested in the Kona Smoke, Kona Dew, a couple of Raleigh hybrids, and the Jamis Comp. A lack of stock locally and long order waits/backorders, combined with the best customer service of all LBS's at Planet Bike on Rt 18 (trek dealer) pushed me toward the 7.2FX. I looked at the 7.3 as well, but couldn't justify the extra $Benjamin for a 10 mile roundtrip commute.
I'm 5'11" 300ish, and I haven't ridden in years aside from borrowing a bike from my old uni's bike program. It was a 7 speed ladies style comfort bike, and this is a definite improvement. I have been skateboarding the commute occasionally, but it is a bit too far to be practical on a daily basis. It is funny how I can skate (or even walk) that far pretty easily, but a mile or 2 on the bike and I'm beat at this point. I made the mistake of riding for half a mile with the saddle too low, and it wore my legs out and resulted in a tender rear-ender. Moved it higher and back some, and it is much better now.
Here are a couple of pics, I added front and rear blinkies, a frame pump and a bottle cage. A rear rack and some fenders may be in the future, but I'm not sure I'll need 'em since I rarely have to carry anything to work. The bike shop installed a weak little bell and left a kickstand on it, which works out good for me I reckon.