I think the bluray drive will be a good addition to your system Buck, it's not like it won't be used now and in the future...plus you can always transfer it from system to system since drives at least for me tend to be solid.
I plan on keeping the majority of the hardware in this system for a while. I know I will not pick up another BR drive until write speeds get at least to 12x. The mobo, cpu, and ram will likely be replaced by the end of the year.
GPU will be replaced in June (hopefully to a step-up EVGA card)....that's if NV releases their new line before my window expires.