It's here!! I've got one!!!! Rang my local Sanity to see if they were gonna open sunday so I could buy Chinese Democracy, or if I could pick up a copy at closing time saturday & the thursday nite junior who answered the phone says to me "they're available now".... hauled ass down there as she was putting them on the shelf - (different) girl behind the cash register says "they're not available yet", I point to it on the shelf, she blames the computer & sells me a copy... they may be puling them back off the shelf today, I'll have to go past & see Anyways.... was it worth the wait??? I'm in the middle of my 1st listen to it, it's good, but nothings jumping out at me so far... I would rate it as better than Death Magnetic but not as good as Black Ice.