Thanks to all the great people who have answered so many of my dumb noob questions along with having sat on a lot of bikes recently (I'm sure my LBS's will be absolutely thrilled when I DO finally buy!), I am now leaning towards a hybrid versus a purely 'comfort' bike.
Since I've been riding and riding, my knees do not always bother me as much as before which is a good thing. And after having ridden so many comfort bikes and finally testing some hybrids, I find that (surprisingly) I do not want a strictly upright seating position. While a comfort bike IS more comfortable in the near term (only slightly so) I know that I will eventually tire of it and want something a little more aggressive. Not a full on roadie mind you, but not a Townie 21 laid back rider either.
So, it's going to be a hybrid for me. I've read several good threads and really like what I'm learning.
I guess I just want to thank you guys for helping me and ask if you think this is a mistake in the long run, given my age?