Thanks Jim and Mieke and all the folks at Quarq, the unit seems to have been worth the wait!
Just for the record I don't work for Quarq. I'm a private guy who "expressed interest" on the quarq website a while ago and bothered Mieke every other week to get on the "delivered first" list.
"the trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. then you know you're within 10 pounds. if they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got cancer or aids, you're within 5. when they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight." - Slowman