I think the W1 is fantastic but then I don't have a lot to compare it to. It is so quick, the huge LCD is awesome and it feels so solid.
I bought my black W1 for £209 including postage from 7dayshop. Ordered it last Thursday and got it this Monday, which made me very happy.
I bought a 512MB SanDisk Memory Stick Pro from an eBay seller for £56.90 including postage from the US and I got a 2-hour Uniross charger with four NiMH 2100 AA batteries for £19.99 including postage.
The charger was ordered online at about 4pm on Monday of this week and it arrived Tuesday morning. Drop me an email if you want links to the websites I got all these bargains from.