Great Danes are a wonderful breed, but they simply are not for every family. Far too many people obtain a Great Dane without fully understanding what owning such a large breed entails. Careful research in both the breed--and the breeder--should be done prior to adding such a large dog into the household. Failure to find out about the special traits and requirements of this breed can end up in a poor match between the household and the Dane.
I've listed a few sites that might help you determine if this is the breed for you. If you've never been "up close and personal" to several Danes in a household situation prior to adding one to your family, please do so. Just because you like the looks doesn't mean you will like the breed and its care requirements.
Ginny's Great Dane Link Page
Great Dane Club of America
Great Dane Colors
Great Dane-The Right Pet?
Review of the Great Dane
Taking Costs Into Consideration