(I don't intend for this to be an ad or spam. I just remember that when I was buying Vibrams five months ago, I couldn't find them discounted anywhere. This is a great opportunity for anyone that wanted to try them but found them prohibitively expensive.)
Excellent post, I paid $100+ for mine. I agree, if this is your first "barefoot" experience be gentle to yourself. Things NOT to do the first time out: Run on the beach (my calves took a long time to stop hating me); think you KNOW how to run! this takes some time to get used to (Michale Sandler's book, Barefoot Running, helped me immensely). Don't think it's too hard. I ran for years and years, then broke my Lft leg tib/fib (I still have plates and screws), I couldn't go 1/2 mile in the best running shoes. With my Vibram's my lungs give out now long before my leg(s) do.