Yep, I too look for vendors being talked about a lot on here, then give them a go with the smallest amount possible until I know if I'll like them or not. Gets spendy for sure, and I end up giving away a lot of juice to folks I know who vape.
I have managed to find enough that I really like that, if I were so inclined, I'd be pretty well set. My favorite thing about my vaping hobby though is trying new things so I keep exploring.
We have 3 B&Ms in my town. One sells horrible Chinese juice and marks up fasttech purchases by 200%, one is located inside an auto-body shop, and the third makes so-so juice but I had past dealings with him that make me consider him less than trustworthy, despite the fact he's pretty much Vaping Jesus here in my home town. My online adventures are definitely worth it.