I've always wanted a large bird, but they are just so expensive. I am particularly partial to the "Sun Conure", but they go for several hundred, and need huge cages. I can't build an aviary like crack does, because It freezes bad here. I was going to get a budgie, but haven't gotten around to saving the money for it yet.
If you can hit a bird fair sometimes you can find cheaper prices from the breeders that have a booth there. Sun conures are very pretty birds.
You can't play nice with people who don't play by the rules!