Do you think is a bit of a cock-up from Microsoft? My brother-in-law was going to by one for Easter, but now will wait for the Elite (as I'm sure the majority of us would do). They should bring it out much quicker!
It goes on sale April 29th in the US - not sure why there would be a long lead time until we get it. I can only think that MS think we don't care about it as it's being done mainly for the Marketplace video downloads in the US and we don't have those yet, but I'm sure I heard "summer" mentioned in Major's podcast that is linked to in the sticky.
I agree, until Europe gets the video marketplace feature, I really don't see the need for the larger hard drive. If anyone does want one, they are already being advertised on a certain auction site for £149.99.
Im looking forward to the Elite very much now but im not so desperate for it that i cant wait. Im away to San Francisco for three weeks at the end of June, back on 17th or 18th of July i forget. If its out round about then i will get it around Julys paycheck at the end of the month.