Ok, so I've been crunching some numbers. It looks like B&H is definitely the company to order from. The pricing is also pretty close:
A)18-50EX and 70-300 APO - $940.97 w/ taxes and shipping
B)17-70 DC and 70-300 APO $829.90 w/ taxes and shipping
-closer focusing distance and magnification
-more reach, 50-70mm
-Highly rated Optics
This makes it a really tough decision, any further comments/opinions would be much appreciated. I know I'm being a pain in the....