One of the best pieces of advice I got for buying a stroller was to make sure it fit me. Most strollers, it seems, are designed with a mom as the primary user.
If you're taller than the average woman's height (I'm 6'1"), test drive a stroller to make sure you can push it while standing straight up; you don't want to be leaning over a stroller for the next four years+.
Some strollers to check out:
Bugaboo Frog: Designed by some dads for everyone, and it rocks. Smoothly. We got ours online at the very 90's-era-sounding Luxury Living Channel, which stocks all the colors, offers free shipping, and now has a low price guarantee. Of course, I make some coin of you buy it from babystyle, so take your pick.
One downside: loaded, it's a little heavy for the wife or the grandma to carry up stairs. ["Ok, ladies, windsprints!"]
Maclaren Techno ($299)
: The stroller many urbanites swear by (and others swear at; earlier models had notorious brake problems) has height-adjustable handles. Plus, the Bugaboo makes the Techno look cheap, even though it's not.
Hauck Mini-Star M330: A rugged-looking 3-wheeler, also with height-adjustable handles. Haven't seen it in the US, though; just the UK. And expensive; maybe Hauckers are laughing at Americans who think Maclaren is the bomb.
Other strollers to look at or avoid?