Yep. NEC likes to make us wait a bit. Frankly, it seems like an odd policy given the shrinking burner margins (Newegg sells the 3520 for about $45). You'd think NEC'd want to offer their latest/greatest model ASAP to get back into the $80 range.
Theory 1: Production-related delays / insufficient # of 3540's rolling off the lines?
Theory 2: They wanted to, ah, "clear out" their 3520s first.
In any case, i'll be happy when they arrive - i've got some CMC MAG AE1's that should burn quite nicely at 12x on a 3540. :bigsmile: