So we decided to go ahead and take the plunge instead of replacing the fork. I couldn't have asked for better timing, God must have been helping me out. The first day I started looking, I came across at a bike shop that the guy working there had just been thinking of selling his bike, and it happened to be my size, as well as one of my dream picks if money weren't an issue. So I ended up getting myself a '99 Specialized Allez Comp. Brought it home today, and will hopefully be riding it to work tomorrow. One thing that I couldn't believe about it is how light it is. It weighed in at 21.5 lbs, and I thought my hard tail was a light bike.
I'll have to post an update once I've put a few miles on the road with it.