I finally got mine. A friend found out Best Buy had them. They sold him one and said, "Don't tell anyone we have these because this is the last one." I show up after work the same day, as about the 360, am told by the girl at the counter that, "We don't have any." I demand to see the manager. Five minutes later she comes back, "Follow me." She leads me to the back of the store. "He just told me to sell you one. Did you want the premium or core package?" "Premium," I reply. I drop $430 plus another $50 for a second wireless controller. I get home, attach the 20GB HDD, plug it in to the TV with the component (Hi-def) cables, link it to my PC (I don't have Media Center, but you can access MP3s and music from your PC to your 360) and now I have what is arguably the fastest personal gaming machine in the world. 3 processors (3.2 Ghz Power PC cores) and a custom made ATI Graphics Processor. The catch: I didn't buy any games. I borrowed a bunch. But unles you have money to burn, there's nothing that is a "must" buy yet. Call of Duty 2 is great, but I borrowed it and beat it. Project Gotham 3, amazing. Kameo: visually splendid. The first game I'm likely to pick up is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter and then Splinter Cell 4. Will the PS3 be more powerful? Arguably it will be. The thing about these next gen platforms is that they are all ridiculously powerful, so it's now a question of developers and software. Any company that pours money into a triple A game is going to have something amazing. My plan, wait in line this time for the PS3, sell it on Ebay and then turn around and buy one with the money I make. Then my wife won't hold it over my head. "Ypu spent how much on video games!!?" jk By the way, PC gamers, save your breath. I know you'll have an even more powerful system than the 360 soon, but at least mine won't cost $2000-4000!!! Oh, and when Windows Vista is released, I'll be able to stream video and HD media to the 360 thanks to the fact that it'll have built in Media Center functionality. Pretty cool, at least for Geeks.