Too late, already got 'em (the bars that is)!
After my first ride to soccer practice, I immediately realized a couple of things:
1. Flat bars kill me. I need to rotate my hands or move them outwards, or a combination of both.
2. The front suspension must be why I actually like climbing on my road bike.
So I broke down and ordered the h-bars from Universalcycles (they ship from Oregon in a day to me for $3).
The bars were raised up enough that I had to re-cable. Oh well. Since the GripShifts don't work on the h-bars, I dug up a nice pair of rapidfires I had for another project before the frame was stolen. Of course, the rapidfires are speed, and so I swapped wheels with a 8 speed cassette from the same project)
So I basically rebuilt the whole thing yesterday. Wrapped up the bars in cheap PB bar tape, put real fenders on it. It's ready to ride (but I didn't really go more than around the block).
While the h-bars are a vast improvement, I'm not sold quite yet. Shifter/brake placement is not ideal, but workable. Also, I'm not sure the sweep back is enough for me (I've spent the last few years riding with my hands on the hoods of my road bike). But I have to put some miles on it before I come up with a final judgement.
Next up... rigid fork...