I acquired my D800E at Foto Forum. I am one of three original partners in the store and have been shopping there since it opened in 1972. Steve has been with us for years, and is exactly as you describe. I will pass your comments along to him.
I hope to get to the Pentium processor wafer shots this week, and will post them here when finished.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
Photography is a journey with no conceivable destination.