We finally found the perfect crib (at a price we were willing to pay). Actually, it is the very crib we have been eyeing for weeks, but the price was unreasonable. Well, Darren spotted an ad for a one-day-sale and we had to check it out. They had the floor model of the very crib we liked on clearance for a great price -- we snatched it up immediately.
It is a wonderful crib that we found -- solid wood; simple, but classic design. It can turn into a toddler bed, and even into an adult-size, double bed in the future. I can hardly wait to set it up.
There is lots left to be done, but it is a start.