So, I ordered the Forerunner 405 in green...
It has exactly what I want and I think it'll be great for the long haul! It has a lot of great features I'm looking forward to trying out: pace, time, distance, calories, heart rate, and it uploads it all to the computer so I can see exactly how I'm doing. Also, I got it for only $210 at http://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/ new. At Garmin.com it was $300! I hope this watch meets all my expectations.
I can't wait to share about it once I get to try it out!