Thanks, Gdog42...that was some serious articulation!
I think I'm going to try out a traditional binding to begin with (Ride Capo) and then as I get more comfortable (and have saved up some additional dough) also pick up the Flows. Trying them is probably the best way to go to see if I like them. If so, I'll at least throw them on my board while here in Ohio (where strapping in is frequent) and have the option of choosing a traditional or rear-entry when I head out West. I guess at this point, I'm still too new to the sport to know which one I will like best in the long run and there's no way to demo anything around here until later in the season.
What boots do you have? It might be best just to go with bindings that are the same brand as the boots, for the best fit. I have Ride boots and Union bindings...they fit but not fit well! I'm getting a pair of ThirtyTwos later ths season anyway.