Just bought my first cyclocross bike yesterday. I am a road cyclist. Was looking for new training/winter bike and LBS said they had a demo bike available. I bought the 2005 Cross Veloce that is in perfect shape. Had been ridden only a couple times. Have good relationship with LBS as have bought bikes with them previously. Paid $1250.
At this point, not sure if I'm going to ride cyclocross but the owner of LBS is very excited about it. at this point, this bike will be my outdoor training bike and used for bad weather and possibly off road. Will do some research into cyclocross and follow the message board here for a while.
In the past have done triathlons. might have some interest in cyclocross.