Just curious, any reason for posting this twice??
It's my d@#% internet connection. The first time I tried posting, the page froze so I hit submit a couple more times only to see that they all ended up getting posted. I'm sorry about that.
I really appreciate all of the input. I think the source of my hesitation stems from the fact that I don't personally know any liveaboards at this point in my life, and it seems like I am really stepping out of the norm.
I can certainly see both sides of the financial argument; I was looking for a little reassurance that I'm not crazy, and you guys gave it to me. Thanks again!