Thanks for the information Runsujal. Unfortunately Academy does not have any stores in the 250 mi radius. It seems like we have Sports Authority(or sth. like that) around Chicago(this is the one I am aware of) that is most close to Academy style. They only have bodyglove brand full suit 3:2's for 99 + tax. I checked their two locations yesterday and today.
At the one on dempster, there was an 3:2(not sure about the thickness) Oneil at sale for 49.99 which seems like a good buy. But they had only one, and it was a men's S size, and definitely did not fit me
(5'10" ~170 lbs here). If somebody is looking for one you can check it out...
Anyways, I decided to order a used SkiWarm 3:2 for a decent price.
For the booties and the hood, I will try Ebay as you suggested, I hope I can catch one...(we are shooting for a 4 or 5 mm right?)
Now thinking about my board options. Trent kindly offered me one of his custom ones( by the way are the fins included in the board price Trent?), and I am considering a few more from Ikitesurf(one of the is an asymmetrical). I may ask for some help from the message board to make a final decision.
Thanks a lot once again for the suggestions,