1.076 is exactly what beersmith gives me for 3.3# of amber extract and 1# of brown sugar on a 2.5 gallon batch. i'm not really sure what style this will be in, maybe something along the lines of a scotch ale, but with the east coast ale yeast, maybe just a strong american ale with little bitterness and maybe some EKG flavor/aroma. could be interesting.
you don't need to secondary this beer. personally, i wouldn't spend money on a 3 gallon secondary. if you think you'll get more into the obsession, get a 5 gallon one if you want to do secondary, a 3 gallon is fairly limiting unless you're sure you will stick with 2.5 gallon batches.