On the subject of incubators, I asked Luanne (cpartist) who is one county west of me, and she recommended the GQF Hovabator Genesis. I have my 4th overall hatch set yesterday. I also bought the auto-turner and an extra thermometer/hygrometer for backup reading, and am very glad I did. The Genesis works great, but the thermostat is not calibrated correctly, so I turned the set temp down to 98.0F from the factory preset of 100.0F and I am now happy with my hatch rates. Incubator + turner + thermometer = $220 from Amazon.
My friend has three (3!) of those Little Giant incubators like TSC sells, and all three are broken. Her words, "They crap out before the first hatch even!" I am starting to toy with the idea of making one into a hatcher by using the parts, and she is now seriously considering buying a Genesis Hovabator like mine. If my friend was on BYC and saw your post, she'd warn against cheaping out too much.