I saved a lot of money doing it myself and it is seriously not hard. Definately worth a try yourself.
I dealt with Chris at Woodys Wheels, he answered all my silly questions, sent me the Excell a60 rim and spokes, rim drilled to match the original hub because it is euro and the rim japanese. X2 and X3 pattern instructions because I wanted to lace it myself. I can not recomend them highly enough.
I do like to shop locally but could not easily get what I wanted and the the price difference was substantial.
After multiple bends in the original rim I have not had any in the new one, fingers crossed.