After going to numerous LBS and trying a lot of bikes, I found a shop I really like. The guy was super patient and even helped me learn how to get started pedaling easier (after an embarrassing incident where I lost my balance & rolled my ankle). I went back to the shop over two weeks later, and he remembered me.
I decided to go with the Jamis Coda Sport because I liked the idea of the Reynolds steel and the way the bike feels when I ride. I thought I wanted a WSD, but after trying the unisex & then the femme model, I realized I felt scrunched up and kept pushing back in the saddle to get further from the handle bars. (And I remember feeling that on other bikes, too.) I got a great deal since it's a 2013 model. I'm so excited to finally have a bike! I took it out for a couple miles right after I got home even though it's been a long week at school. (I'm a teacher.)