I agree that perhaps it's best to wait and see some actual comparisons. Plus Kodak has announced a 4096x4096 CCD. God, I wish someone would make a camera that would allow the "mother board" to be replaced so that we could update to newer CCD's or whatever.
I hadn't heard that Sigma's contract was 2 years exclusive. Foveon must have been desperate for cash.
Pricewise, I've seen everything from $3K to $2.2K and a local merchant in Denver said (a month ago) $1.5K I wouldn't be surprised if BJ's range near 2.2K is what we get.