For breadboarding, I designed a pair of small PC boards that give me both the FTDI and ICSP connections:http://adventuresinarduinoland.blogspot.com/2011/09/arduino-breadboard-helpers.html
Thanks for all the info! I went with the FTDI Friend for now because I liked the way the female header looked. Really appreciate the help!
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