I have the Gulliver crib and we love it so far. It wasn't too bad to put together and we bought the chew rail attachments for when she starts to teeth and stand up. It is very sturdy, clean looking and doesn't take up a lot of space like some of the big expensive sleigh style or heavy cribs, but it still takes a full size mattress. I don't believe you have to sacrifice your baby's college fund to buy a safe and reliable crib.
SAHMama to Monkey-Butt (4.10.12) and Married to my Love