Product Options - Default vs. Customer Chosen


I love CS cart and I’ve been adding products into it for a client. I am a past zen cart guy and I am having some problems in configuring product options in CS cart.

Basically, I’ve got the whole exceptions and combination thing figured out, but what I would like is to have the user choose the option. In Zen cart, I would add a “Please Choose…” attribute and then set that as “for display only”, so that the customer would have to choose an option before it would allow for the item to get added to the cart.

I have tried to find an answer in the forums, but to no avail. I would like to also have the “Please Choose…” Option from the drop-down list, but not to have it add anything to the cart if selected.

Is there any way to do this?

Thanks and all the best!