You are newly bent! Congrats! I'm sure you will like your new recumbent. Now go ride and have some fun! As far as big names in the recumbent business, there are many. The place to start is at your local recumbent dealer. See what their major brand is. If they carry more than one brand, you can bet it will be one of the "big boys". Sun, Lightning, Vision, Rans, Bacchetta for examples. Consider how you plan to ride. That is , are you into a more sporty, quick handling style (short wheelbase), or a laid back, easy cruising ride (long wheelbase)? Or maybe something in between (compact long wheelbase). Make sure you are dealing with a reputable shop (ask questions). Take some test rides to re-affirm your style. Then quit milling it over! Lay down your cash (or credit card) and ride off into your sunset! You won't regret it!