After a long wait and a lot of wishing, the knife came.
I fondled it, took pictures of it, sharpened it, used it, and fell in love. I put a long piece -- very long considering it's only been here a few hours -- on Cook Food Good.
To those people who have been corresponding with me in PM here at CT... Yes, it's an awesome knife. I recommend it as highly as a first impression allows -- but not as an only chef's. It needs a heavy duty partner.
Whether or not the HD alloy comes through with the durability it promises is still an open question. Let's give that one a few months.