I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of this. I have a pretty clear sense of which company would be the best fit, but they're talking about bringing me in at a rate in Loonies that's at the low end of what I'm looking for in U.S. dollars. They haven't finalized on the exact number that they'll offer just yet, but the one that their HR person kicked around is definitely in the "lowball" range. On the other hand, it would get us in to Canada, and to Toronto in particular, and the highest number isn't necessarily the best job to take. I'll have to do some figuring, to figure out just how much we need to live comfortably, especially with linuxspice out of work, and higher taxes, and so forth.
(UPDATE: As I'm writing this, another recruiter just phoned, about yet another job. Where were all these guys six months ago?)
I'm not entirely sure what to do if they do actually offer me the lowball number. I really, really want this particular position to work out, but I may have to see where the other offers come in, financially. If I can get the Really Good Company out of "lowball" and into "not-great-but-we-can-live-with-it", I think this becomes a no-brainer again. Oh, and there's still the wildcard of linuxspice finding employment somewhere; if we both had jobs in a particular location, that would truly make it a no-brainer.