Upload & Sell: On
Wise decision indeed. While the price on this level of tripod seems steep, it's still a bargain compared to buying 4 more tripods, increasing in quality, over the next 3 years, only then buying the Gitzo for $100 more than it cost today. Thom Hogan did an article on buying the right tripod some time back. I'm sure it's still available on his site. You might have your wife read it to appreciate your purchase.
I went through several myself before buying a Gitzo 1325(replaced by the 3530) a few years ago. I should never need another tripod