I’ve been monitoring the progress between dot info domains vs dot com domains, and wihle I thought there wouldn’t be a difference, I am finding out that still dot Com domains still outweight those cheap Dot Info domain names. Sure you pay 99 cents for a dot info domain per year, but you can buy a pack of 10 razors for a dollar at the dollar store too. The razors suck and take forever to shave with, and I’m finding out that about the Dot Info domains as well, you just can’t build these sites up as fast as Dot Com domain names.
The Dot Com domains seem to get indexed faster, end up with a higher page rank, and take altogether less effort. In the end I’d recommend spending the extra cash, even if you found a better .info domain name. In the end, it’s worth it.