My Fuji has a triple 52-42-30 crank up front and has Shimano Sora shifters & derailleurs. I paid $600 for a Finest, so $700 for a Robaix is a steal.
I plan to upgrade the Sora stuff and make it a 9-speed with Shimano Ultegra before the year is out, and then it ought to be a fine ride. I'll keep the triple however, just in case I do any hilly rides, although here in Florida it's pretty flat.
What material is the Robaix made of? Mine is cromoly steel, so that provides a comfortable ride, with decent weight, although it's not superlight. One of my cycling chick friends pointed out that all the fuss about a few grams less weight here & there is really negligible -- especially since she'd do much better by losing 20 pounds.
I must say that I really like Fuji's women's geometry -- by now the bike seems like an extension of me. And I tried some other much more expensive ones first. Spring for a professional fitting ($55 here) and it will work much better for you. The standard saddle on my bike (blue & gray leather with a cutout in the middle) is wonderful if you do longer rides. I let the bike shop talk me into trying a $40 Serfa women's seat & that was ditched after about two weeks.
I just rode my first century ever today, and although my rear is sore (need to tote a small amount of bag balm for when it wears off after some hours next time), I was pleased to find that my Fuji was able to keep pace with people on much "sexier" bikes, that cost at least 5 times a much. Ultimately, if the bike fits you, I think the rider makes the most difference, especially if you're not doing pro racing.
I'm not certain that I answered the question about "silly gearing," since I'm not sure what you mean by that exactly. But Bicycle magazine recently made buying recommendations, and Fuji bikes ranked well, even though they don't elicit the kinds of reactions among other cyclists that Bianchis or Lightspeeds, for instance, do. I'd really recommend it, provided that the frame fits your size.
Hope this helps. Happy cycling!