I got home today to find a package by my front door... containing the G3 body only from Panasonic Direct. No notice about the shipment ahead of time, of course. I ordered it on August 9... so that's 3-1/2 months. The irony is, I had to spend some money on furnace repairs this month and a delay until the end of the year would have worked out fine. But that's the way it goes, right? Still, I do want the camera and I'm glad it's finally here. Plus, I can't beat the price anywhere - about $450 with the EPP discount.