Heard back from the insurance company today. They're giving me $1500 for my loss. I guess I'm doing better than most - a few people claimed i'd only get 1K at the most. I was hoping to not shell out any cash for a new one. Oh well... I guess I'll live. I'll scrounge up 500 bucks from somewhere. On a lighter note- the new ones come out fairly soon. I guess I'm benefiting somehow!