I think 'what gives?' describes in two words what everyone thinks about the Omega situation! The very odd thing now is that we have had word from reputable sources that the Omega is in fact shipping, but there is no concrete info about what the machine is like, what's included, what the features are etc. I can understand MD developing an aversion to the press when they could not deliver their product, but when they *can* you'd think they would be telling anyone who would listen how wonderful it is. Do we even have a final price on how much it is? On Liquid Silicon it's £1355 for the bottom end one (help ma boab!), but they surely have to work on this when the established player is £100 cheaper!