Good advice...but I'm pretty sure Glen meant KYB gas charged shocks...not air shocks. Air shocks are a bad idea.
Shocks from a chainstore will work. I've still got the NAPA specials PO put on the front of my car 8 years ago. They were brand new when I bought the car and I've never got around to changing them (I did go with the KYB gas charged shocks in back). I'm going to replace them this winter.
I'm interested in this: Would it be stupid to go with different shocks in front than I put in back? In other words, would there be any advantage to going with Koni's for the front realizing I cheaped out and got the KYB's for the back?
The most important issue is what your car will be used for... Being a convert, I doubt you'll be participating in a lot of road race events! if you're wanting a nice passenger car ride – but still firm enough to corner well – I suggest the KYB GR2s. I put a set on the fastback a few months ago and have been very pleased. Very affordable too!