You will LOVE it!!I am getting my food saver tomorrow! I got a 30% off coupon from Kohl's and a gift card from my MIL from Christmas so it should bring it down more into my price range!
I haven't used any kind of special storage for any of my food stuffs that will be used within a year or two. I am lucky enough to have a room that stays at around 60 degrees or so and the only time the light is on is when I am in there putting stuff up or inventorying. Not had anything go bad yet.
We are about to start purchasing several hundred dollars of FD stuff for use longer than 2 years out. I will continue to rotate the "regular" storebought stuff but the FD stuff I will leave alone for the most part.
Our biggest single problem now is water ... We live within walking distance of a lake but have no way to filter it. I really need to buckle down and get a Berkey.