I'm down the stretch for AG too. Decided I just wanted all stainless touching my hot liquids, so I bought two 9-gallon Bayou Classics and will mash out of one with a weldless stainless ball valve and this false bottom:
Made my own copper IC with a 20' coil from Home Depot.
For now I'll grind at the LHBS.
The equipment stuff can be as much fun as the brewing, IMO.