Welp, being the OP and all, and wanting to make some sense of all the suggestions, I made a tally of the film recommendations. Those folks who mentioned more than one film, I tallied the first one they mentioned.
And guess what? It's a dead heat between Kodak Elite Chrome 100 and Fuji Astia 100F. So the only sensible thing to do will be to buy at least one roll of each, and put them through their paces. I imagine I'll like both, albeit for different reasons. Ah, such is life, eh?
But y'all keep your suggestions coming, by all means. I'll wager I'm not the only one who's faced with this quandary, and this thread may be of some use to a future (or present) member.