Like many vzw customers, I am eagerly awaiting the 3rd. I have been saving my upgrade and NE2 in hopes the day will come. When vzw announced it, I immediately told the wife (read:bargained) that this was one of my "me" purchases this year and moved an extra $300 into my savings so I'd have the funds. Also, like many others, i worry about the supply for preorders. I intend to use vzw site so I make sure I can apply my NE2 credit but plan on falling back on ordering through Apple as a backup option incase of vzw issues. Now my concern is this: Apple's website would have to access vzw to verify existing customer eligibility for preorder. If vzw's site is flooded by people ordering through vzw and screech to a halt, then wouldn't that create headaches for people attempting to order through Apple....Apple's ordering site wouldn't be able to tie in to the vzw server to verify eligibility. Perhaps I'm just being pessimistic and am expecting worst case scenario. It has been a while since I've been this excited about a product launch.