If it helps (perhaps... perhaps not) I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite in 2008 for a similar sort of price. This was my first road bike. I stuck on some Profile Design T2 Cobra clip on aerobars and have used it in 4 iron-distance races since then. I've found it to be an awesome bike. I've now got a TT bike as well (took me five years to get one) but still love the road bike.
For anyone who likes their stats to see how many people you overtook (or overtook you) during the swim/bike/run/transitions, slowtwitch.com have just done one their always awesome 'enhanced results' spreadsheets - and they've just done one for Lanza 2013.