Mine is still "in production" despite ordering one of the stock systems. To those that already have theirs, did it take long to arrive? I ordered on the 14th and my estimated ship date is 12/29, but I hear that the estimated dates Dell throws around are often completely off-base. (I hope so...I want my Mini 12 before 2009!)
All that said, I think this is a pretty hard sell to a lot of people...too expensive and big for the netbook crowd, and very few people understand how thick/heavy a "real laptop" is, so I hear lots of "Yeah, I'll just stick with an Inspiron for $50 more."
Personally, I'm excited, because this is exactly what I was looking for. My job requires hauling a laptop around places all day, so I need something light but big enough for comfortable all-day use, with good battery life...and I didn't want to spend a small fortune. It'll be nice to dump the Gateway I've been trucking around.