zoolap: The "official" post seemed to have been crapped all over with non-nForce2 stuff and no one had posted to it for 6 days. It doesn't bode well on getting a valid/wanted response back to post to a thread like that.
Pricewatch showing the 2400+/2600+ for sale ETA 10/1. 5 weeks from review to on shelves definitely constitutes a paper launch, I'll have to agree. I'm thinking of starting to track the chronology of tech products in a database. It would be interesting and could prove to reward those companies who don't abuse product road maps/paper launches/vaporware by laying the information out where everyone can see it.