I'm running Amsterdam as my 1st marathon. Started a 20 week training plan a few weeks ago and its all going smoothly currently (tempted fate there so will probably pickup an injury tonight!) Looking forward to the fact it'll be flat as i'm sick of running up hills!
I've been running in Vibram KSO's for the last year but just bought a pair of Merrell Road Gloves and have to say i love them even more than my Vibrams! Whatever shoe you get will be a "minimal" shoe not a "barefoot" shoe as the only "barefoot" shoes you can get are actually your own feet!