I must say, it's a good time to be shopping for a new road bike. The quality and the choices these days are amazing. To the point that the choices are often overwhelming.
The best thing to do is to look at the range of uses for the new road bike. There is a tendency for triathletes, I sense to look at road bikes that are too road-race oriented. There is nothing wrong with that, but unless you are looking to dive into serious higher licensed category road racing, crit racing or thinking of winning Gran Fondo's then, much of all those advantages of the full-on road race bike, all the aero-gains etc . . will be a bit of a waist.
You want a bike that is comfortable to ride, fits you REALLY well, and that you can use in a range of applications and use situations. What that means is you will get out and ride it more! :)
Steve Fleck @stevefleck | Blog