I'll candidly admit... I don't "get it". Is it for the cameraderie, the "experience", to say "I'm number one!" or... ??? I'll readily admit that I don't buy into the whole iUniverse mentality. I hadn't decided whether I would buy one, as I wanted to see the screen in person before deciding, to see if it's a big improvement over my 1st gen. I had just assumed that people were standing in line because these were in short supply... not so much. I swung by the local Best Buy after work today, figuring that if they were sold out that I'd hopefully at least be able to see a display model. Not only were they not sold out, but they had absolute BOATLOADS of them. All versions, all colors. No lines of any kind. Since they were offering 18 months 0% on them, I nabbed myself a 32GB Wifi in white. Then when I stopped in at Sam's Club, they had plenty of stock on all of them as well. So now I'm wondering why people would stand in line. For some reason did our podunk little town get more supply than the greater metropolitan area of New York City and is there actually a supply shortage in some areas? I really don't understand... what gives?