Thanks for your kind words, Jaybit!
I got it in today, got all the drivers installed as of right now and everythings a big green GO! About to start installing programs and see how that all goes.
It's beautiful! Odd thing is, I put the NuShield on it and it was a bit of a battle... like the screen was just a little smaller. But THAT looks great too!
Definitely worth the wait. And yeah, I'm so glad that I'll never have to get on a lab computer again!