Some background first:
I have been riding for a few years now on a Trek 1500 that was given to me for a charity ride. I had done mountain biking for about 6 years before getting into road riding, and fell in love with road riding, more specifically touring. I am also on the cycling team here at my school, but was injured after only my first three races last season, so I do not have a very good sense of how much I enjoy racing just yet. I know I will continue to love riding in general, and eventually want to do self-supported touring.
Anyway, it has come time for me to get a new bike! Our team gets good deals on Tarmacs, and I have a friend selling a Chorus group and some custom wheels for an awesome price, so I was planning on going for the Tarmac Pro and building it up with the components from my friend. Recently, however, another friend introduced me to Gunnar bikes, and I kinda fell in love with the Roadie frame, and am starting to think I should go with that instead, especially given the type of riding I like, and the fact that I would rather get a frame that is going to last a long time considering the amount of money I am going to be spending. But, I will be graduating this year, so I will no longer be able to take advantage of the team deal, so I am tempted to make use of it while I can.
Basically, what I am asking is if anyone has experience with Gunnar, positive or negative, especially if you also have experience with Tarmacs. Any suggestions/advice?