I love hockey. I played goal until I moved from Minnesota to California. Now I have neither the time nor the rinks to play.
I don't know much about player'* skates (as opposed to goal skates), but I think that the most important thing is to find something that fits your foot well. The various brands (Bauer, CCM, Rbk, Graf, etc.) use different "lasts" in forming their skates, so they will fit differently. Go to a store, preferably a hockey shop, and try on a bunch of different skates to see what works for you.