I was in the same boat as you a few days ago. I couldn't decide on the contrabands, union forces, or the rome 390's.
I did a bunch of research and read a ton of reviews and went with the 2011 union forces. ($170 shipped from actionvillage, 20% off code word "EARLYBIRD" expires today though)
Don't spend ~$200 on a color. Do your research and find the right binding. Go to the local shop and check them out.