I BOUGHT ONE!
Spent the weekend hopping from store to store, checking out the "sales"... then I went online, and hmm'd and haww'd over the factory refurb models. And decided to go for it. With shipping and tax, it still came in under the in-store costs with discounts/sales. Needless to say, I'm uber excited and dreaming up all the wonderful things I can make! Happy early birthday to me! (This could also be looked at as the equivalent of an old man purchasing a ferrari during his midlife crisis... since I've been having my quarter-life crisis for oh, I don't know, a whole year now.)