Well folks, after diving in feet first a couple of weeks ago and doing a lot of research, asking ALOT of questions, and pacing the floor, I'm going to pull the proverbial trigger and order my first lid.
I'm going to go with a FPH2 ROTJ from FettPride. It was kind of a tough choice but the pictures and review from rubio95 and the communication I had with Chris really sealed the deal. It's always a tough call over email but he seems like a very nice and passionate guy.
So I figure as soon as the helmet arrives I'll do a review of my own and a step by step thread.
Thank you to BobaMaker and AnimeFan who were equally as professional and timely with their communication and for putting up with questions from an annoying newbie.