I would consider OCZ mainly because they are known as the cheapest SSD maker with pretty good performance. The reliability is a concern it seems with many of OCZ products.
2.What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?
When looking for an SSD the main concern as for many will be price and performance. Not many have cash to throw away and when looking for an SSD you are mainly looking for performance. Whatever strikes a good balance but considering many SSDs have really good performance even the lower end ones, price is the biggest factor.
I have never owned an SSD before but having one would be absolutely awesome.