You must have seen the latest linden news - that 'first land' 512m plots are to stop. In some respects I am sad about it - I started my own trading experiences the moment I decided that I could sell my little plot in Glenboon and strangely I still visit it from time time...
The good news to me is that you are no longer reliant on Linden to tell you where to live - get over the loss of first land and embrace the freedom to live anywhere you want.
As ever you could do worse than visit my office in Julia Creek (Temporarily Closed for February 2007) or IM Martin Squeegee next time you are in SL.
Yes land is expensive but at leasr I can help you find what you are looking for.