Dude, I was in your situation about a year ago. I looked at the Trackers, they are really nice boats for the money. I decided to save a few more pennies and get a boat I could compete with and ended up getting a pretty nice Skeeter. In my opinion it is worth saving up to around 12k and you will be able to get into a really nice bass boat. Triton is pretty proud of their boats. Last time I checked (about a year ago) they wanted around 20k for their aluminum boats. Another great place to keep an eye on is http://www.nixonsmarine.com
Good luck in your search, be patient and get what you really want. Don't settle for something or you'll regret it in the longrun.