I got mine today, and I'm a bit disappointed, but maybe for stupid reasons. I ordered from an eBay auction, where I could choose from black, or white & red. When you click white and red, it shows the picture of the unit with the red base, but the blue bezel. When it arrived today, the bezel is entirely red, like the image in post 50. Also, I can't tell, but it seems like the joystick on this unit is taller, and the knob is smaller than the ones shown from the original batch. I would have preferred a shorter joystick with less throw. But whatever, I doubt the seller is going to do anything for me, and it's too much of a pain in the ass to send it back to China.
Other than that, the unit is pretty much what everyone was showing. The volume control is absolutely terrible, going from 0% to 80% loudness in one step, which is already too loud, and then going up slightly from there to 100%. I hope this is something the CFW can address. I also assume that the CFW will allow all emulators to load compressed ROMs, which the default OS seems unable to do.
Is there any ETA on the CFW? It really needs one. Even if it's an incomplete v1.0. Anything has to be better than the default experience. Thanks.