Don't get the hybrid!
Give those drops a chance to kick in. My hands are KILLING me from doing long rides on my hybrid, even when I installed the bar ends. There's just not enough variety for hand positions with straight handlebars.
It sounds like you just need to get used to your new bike, that's all. I have plans on getting a road bike also, and before I start riding it, I'm going to take some classes on how to ride a bike from the League of American Cyclists or something like that- I really do think I need to learn how to shift properly, how to hold myself on the bike, how to handle curbs and breaks in the pavement, etc. I think you really do have to learn how to ride a road bike when coming from another type of bike.
Hang in there- looks like the more time you spend on the bike, the more you will become comfortable with the bike.