there sure are a lot of people anxious to get theirs, which I can totally understand. I'm coming from a 10 year old dell (it didn't even have usb 2.0 ports if that gives you any indication). I haven't had a home computer since it died close to 8 months ago. Tons of photos and videos waiting to download, not to mention I haven't been able to update my iPods in forever... BUT...the last thing I want is them to rush out my computer. I'm going to have this thing for a long time; I'd rather get it in January if it means addressing issues and insuring that everything works as it should. IMO.