Well, we did it! We bought a 27' 54" Influence by Aqualeader from Watson's. It got delivered yesterday and we are super excited. It should get installed in early May. We have a 175 square foot cartridge system with 1.5 hp 2 speed pump. Also got a solar cover, winter cover, and cake steps, which I am happy with. We are going to extend the deck that is currently attached to our house and go as far around the pool as our finances allow.
Now, we just have to get the yard ready for the install and wait for the warmer weather to arrive.