Dare I say that it was worth the wait. I was surprised it came with, and needs, a 90W power adapter to run at full tilt. And it performs just beautifully too, not to mention that Vista is actually quite a nice OS to use.
My dream was to replace my 9300 with something more powerful and in the smaller 15.4" package, and this system does that in spades - well done Dell!
Having said that, and getting back on topic, Dell taking a month to build the sucka is not acceptable in my book. As previously suggested, they should have shipped it earlier with the stock cover, then sent me my pretty blue cover (which is actually a very DARK blue cover compared to what I see on TV ads and Dell's website) when it came in stock.