Well, I finally did it - I took the plunge, made a leap of faith, bit the bullet and let the other shoe drop; I pulled the trigger, lit the fuse, and kicked things off... after months of dithering, I made the 4-1/2 hour journey to Marietta for a test drive and ordered a Model S. The order includes a 90D with 19" wheels, and all options except for cold weather package, 3d row seats, and premium sound. (I thought about the premium sound, but realized I mostly listen to NPR talk shows so premium sound would be overkill; moreover, it includes XM, which I had in my Mercedes and didn't like because (a) it is expensive for what you get, (b) the signal drops out sometimes, and (c) they don't carry my 2 favorite NPR programs - Morning Edition and All Things Considered - when I cancelled it on my Mercedes, they contacted me frequently for the next year trying to get me to re-up.) Selected Deep Blue for color, with gray seats and glossy obeche. The sales rep said they are estimating 8 weeks to delivery (but I know the reality could be quite different). Interesting experience the test drive - they had a demo car with a software package that allowed them to select the performance characteristics of various other models from a drop down list - 70D up to "max," whatever that is. The car was badged as 90D, so I don't know if it could do Ludicrous power levels. (I'm thinking not). Managed to scare myself with a power launch - wow, what a rush. Next, I will document the progress of my Most Excellent Monster Power Upgrade being done at my house (which so far has cost the power company at least $7000, at their expense).