Congratulations on your decision!
I'd go with a ready-to-smoke, restored estate pipe. You get twice the pipe for a lot less coin.
Dave Neeb has a few "$50 or less" pipes up, here: http://www.mkelaw-pipes.com/html/specials.html
Mike at Briar Blues has a $65 Willmer "Bing" here: http://briarblues.com/mdp12.htm
Don Seatter has a large selection of restored estate pipes, starting at $27, here: http://www.jamesislandpiper.com/store.php?seller=JamesIslandPiper&navt1=110812&sort=price&per=5&grid=
You cal also get a brand new "Tsuge" for about half price ($50-$67.50) here: http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/tsuge/index.cfm
If you can't decide, I'd go with a Tsuge -- it's a stellar brand and a pipe you'll never regret owning.
Good luck and let us know which pipe you choose