So I've been following a thread on another forum all day.
Apparently the CF option was made available in some (but not all) countries, and then removed from some (but not all) of those in which it was initially made available. Currently, it seems it can be ordered via the Ireland and Norway sites.
This then spawned a host of theories ranging from "its a problem with the initial batch of cards Dell got, they're missing the CF connectors" to "its a technical problem with the whole series and it'll never happen," but the common belief is that anyone who orders via the EPP is able to change their order up until the system ships, and thus would be able to upgrade to a CF configuration when and if it becomes available.
So, my plan is to order my system today or within the next few days, and hope I can upgrade it before it ships.
To make an EPP order by phone, do I call an Alienware sales number and give them my EPP Member ID, or do I call the EPP sales number?