@videography: Thanks for taking the time to respond to my request. Good to hear that GoDaddy has treated you well. The "things to avoid" is extremely helpful!
@vwebworld: I hadn`t thought about what happens if/when I want to switch hosting companies. I remember reading some people ranting about the troubles of switching and that it could have been b/c of the shopping cart issue. Good to know ahead of time! I thought the all-in-one solution was the best avenue but you have definitely given me incentive to keep researching and not jump to the most "convenient" hosting company.
Have a great day!