Well, I bit!
After reading about everyone's positive experiences with Joker.com, I registered the triad of financialsigns.com/.net/.org last evening. The only quirky part was that I didn't know the ID number for FQ as the Tech contact, so I opened a separate browser instance and searched the Forums here for it (it's COCO-7242).
The form was easy to use and pretty much lingo-free (altho some links to help would be nice for absolute newbies). Other than the translated English sentence syntax in a few spots (the "Ladies and Gentleman, An valid agreement is attached." (I bolded the goofs) gave me cause for a much-needed chuckle), I think they've done a real good job there, and for $10.77/yr per domain.
I've parked them at FQ uv kors, and it'll be interesting to see how quickly a brand-new domain propagates from Joker to the DNSs (my experience with NetSol and Register was that they were VERY fast).
Thanks to all for their comments in the past--they were very helpful!
==gaining on Deb FAR too slowly!==
pace-setter.com (IRO electronicsign.net)
and moviecaptions.com will be moving to FQ soon!