68E is what I'm doing my instrument in. It has the G1000 and it seems to make me lazy. Glad I did my private in the 6 pack and then transitioned to the G1000.
I like FSH, there's definately a bunch of good instructors there. Mac, the Chief flight instructor is a very nice guy always eager to share his aviation knowledge with everyone.
I definitely love flying out here, the views are amazing. It just sucks that the majority of my instrument has been under the hood so I haven't been able to suck up any of the nice views the last few months.
Got your PPL yet? If so, maybe we could link up and split some time on a flight to Maui or something.