In Memory of One Cool Cat
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
Ahoy there, matey. There are oceans upon oceans of information and mis-information about frames floating about the Internet. Having absorbed much of it, I feel completely confident in my ability to totally confuse you, myself and anyone else willing to listen. However, to put it simply: In the end, a frame that you can afford and that is comfortable is more important than any other factor.
But to your question, here's a link that might be helpful:
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.