Mind you, I still have a ways to go in Pharr, so it will be a while before I go into Attic, but I want to start the used book hunt.
The main two books I'm considering are Morwood and Mastronarde (if you have other suggestions, I'll hear them two). Currently I'm leaning more towards Morwood, but here are the pros and cons of the two books as far as I see.
Pros : Much cheaper (!), good reference for later, has excercises, very clear explainations (or so others say - no first hand experience), can supplement with the website for Mastronarde at UC Berkley for drills
Cons : Drills? Answer key? Does not develop huge vocabulary.
Pros : Answer key availible (though separate), good drills, it's the kind of language textbook I like based on descriptions (I find math relaxing), uses excerpts from ancient writers, thorough
Cons : With answer key, about 4x the price of Morwood (!), can use website for the vocab/drills without book, how good would this be as a reference after finishing it?
I appreciate any advice, as well as additional information on these two books, or corrections to the information above. Keep in mind that I'll start these books with a Homeric background. Thanks in advance.