Keep in mind, in all of this, that I have a wonderful shop that I'd like to remain loyal to
That keeps me tied to what they carry, Soma being one of them (Giant, Surly, Redline being some others). That said, she has given me her blessing to get the Jamis from another small, local shop.
So, there's that. There is another shop down the street that carries Bianchi, Gunnar, Waterford, Soma and a bunch more. The Gunnar is out of my price range. Soma is using Tange Prestige. From what I hear, that's pretty good tubing.