So after getting on the waiting list on day one, I finally got my coupon and placed my order.
Luckily the demand for Ultras went way up after the initial wave of sellers letting them go for 1500 - 1600 passed and I got a really good price selling mine on ebay.
The difference ended up being just a bit over $100 to upgrade, so if any one else is thinking about upgrading I would suggest throwing you Ultra / Standard on ebay these days.
Haven't had a chance to do to much with the AXE yet, but it sounds really good through my rig of Atomics.
I'll post a video later on to demo it; really looking forward to figuring this unit out and tweaking it!
So… many… buttons!