Having once upon a time done retail I can only imagine the crew at PCTorque are having one of those love/hate relationships with the new machines. There will probably be a big sales wave when they do come out if the posts here are any indication. They are close enough where lots of peeps are waiting for them and thus predicting a spike in the sales curve. At the same time they are so much "discussion only" that the forum natives are getting restless. And generally sales "spikes" aren't what businesses want. Makes it hard to forecast demand and meet the demand that does exist.
It's like waiting for a game to go gold except we don't even know if it's out of beta yet and therefore can only fuel the flames of speculation.
I know personally, I am waiting with the money stashed away for these new beasts to arrive. I know that I'd be myself
if I gave into the temptation to order now. The hard part is done, I have the money saved away. Keeping the wife from "using" it in the mean time... we'll see.
[edited for general lack of coherence and my own stupidity when I re-read it]