If GCIH is next for you, then I would make sure you know networking, Linux and Windows. So if certs are your thing, then go for Network+, Linux+ and a MS Server cert of some kind... or at least study those 3 topics.
If you ever go into an interview and the REQUIRE CEH, then by all means educate them that it is not what they should be looking for if they want a professional pen tester. I've talked to HR people and recruiters, and they were very appreciative of the knowledge. It's also happened that they came back later and thanked me for saving them headaches where they almost hired someone with only a CEH.
CEH is a decent starting point and, as other have said, a good way to motivate you to study, but it WILL NOT prepare you for a real job in this arena. If you already have the motivation, then skip it.
Hope this helps,
CISSP, MCSE, CSTA, Security+ SME