And so it begins. You've decided what type of orchid you want in what way? There are many things to consider. Large fragrant Cattleya are difficult to bloom in an indoor home situation. Can you keep high altitude plants happy? Do you like the plant to be attractive when not in bloom? Can you keep up with the watering of mounted orchids? Do you have space for artificial lighting? etc. etc. A few years ago I was buying anything. Then started getting only plants I felt I could bloom. Now, with a few exceptions, I'm concentrating on smaller species Cattleya and Dendrobium. What have you dog eared?