I'm sure we're all aware that Tesla is charging a fee of $60k to reserve a Roadster and that they are estimating that the 2009 model, reserved now, can be expected in ~ 15 months. I'm wondering how many of the folks that had put down a $5k deposit have decided to leave the reservation pool. I'm also wondering whether this is to be the norm if/when the Whitestar reservations start. I know that personally, I would not be interested in purchasing a Tesla if the reservation fee is so high and the wait is so long. Seems like potential customers are being treated more as investors that don't actually get any earnings on their investment.