I first saw the WebPlayer while browsing the uBid auctions. It piqued my interest and I found sites like this and others discussing modifications to the WebPlayers. My first instinct was to buy one of the new, Ethernet WPs but I changed my mind and went with the older one due to the concern over installing a hard drive with the newer motherboards. Now that I've read through the newer postings, I worry that my older, refurbed modem model won't handle USB very well.
Regarding shipping, I won my auction on Monday morning, received an email stating that it had been shipped on Wednesday and received the box today (Friday). It is in great shape, came directly from Boundless (in NY state), and has the new Linux image on the DOC. I'm looking forward to pulling it apart and loading the Windows DOC image tonight or this weekend.
My only complaint--and it's minor--is that whoever reapplied the Virgin logo sticker to the monitor did a crappy job; it's all crooked.