I finally got to see one in action on Friday. I was at the NAPP tour in Washington D.C. and there was a Canon rep with the HP 8750 and a DJ130. Prints from both looked spectacular (of course I'm sure they were tweaked to perfection). I didn't spit on either to test water resistance, but the rep did say the 8750 was officially released on 4/18 as promised. I see several sites on the internet now showing it available for about $460 and up. My amazon.com order is still lower - but - they still haven't shipped it as of Friday night. They still show it as "scheduled delivery on 4/22" (today) and I know that's not going to happen. Best case is now that they ship on Monday.