You're going about it intelligently. That usually leads to a good outcome. Also, consider renting one for a weekend where you're going somewhere close but pretty. Read up on Rico's guides for how to use it, then go try to use it and actually experience what it's like as a tool. You never know, you might just bonk right off it and not like it at ALL. If, on the other hand, you find it fun to use and the pics you get with it are miles ahead of what you can get now, well then... giddyup.