Sweet, glad I got mine while the getting was good.
I can't wait to get my hands on the new ones in July... it is really perfect that they are taking time off of selling them before releasing the newer ones at a lower price... giving time to those who bought at around BTC
50 to make up the difference.
The way these people at Bitfountain/ASICMINER are handling their business is, simply put, the absolute best I have ever seen from a Bitcoin related company. They are showing the potential to be on the same level of other elite game-changing tech companies, like Ebay, Google, and Oracle, in their prime. The idea of the next gen ones that ASICMINER will release in the fall fills my daydreams with pure joy and excitement. If I thought I was ecstatic when I got my first blade hashing... I will lose my mind when I plug in my first next gen blade and see the damage it can do. Not to mention that there is almost no chance BFL will even begin shipping its backlog of mini-rigs by then... it looks as if they still are unable to produce anything close to the 1TH/s monsters they promised (and sold). By the time they get those things out ASICMINER will have a USB doing 1TH.
It has been one of the biggest pleasures of my life to watch these geniuses turn ~400k of start-up money in to over 100 million bucks in under a year... and even more than the financial aspect, the way they always operate in the best interest of Bitcoin, and actually (over) deliver on what they plan and promise to their customers and shareholders... we have witnessed the birth of a company that will be discussed in every business school in five or ten years, whether they remain pseudonymous or not.
They are they new wealthy elite, and they didn't get it by fluke, they took it by being absolutely outstanding at what they're doing. If I could give a standing ovation over the internet, I would be doing it right now.
Friedcat for Prime Minister for sure.