Well i couldn't wait any longer! Decided to bite the bullet and just buy one from Germany, considering i've been awaiting for the right drive to come out for the last 6 months and that its probably going to take 2+ months to hit the UK . . .
. . . so you all watch i expect to see it in the shops tomorrow!
Now to get some +R DL to play with watch this space for a load of scans . . .