I guess everyone shares a little background so here is mine:
I am returning to cycling after a six year layoff. I stopped riding after my Bridgestone RB-1 got stolen in 97. I picked up a Trek 7000 after that, but really couldn't get into it.
Now I have converted the Trek into a commuter and I have been biking to work for about two months. I have the itch to upgrade to a 'real' bike, but that will have to wait until after my wedding in November.
I just discovered these forums a couple of weeks ago, and I love the wealth that is being shared here..