Just got off the phone with Brian@EscortRadar to check on me order and he confirmed that Escort is shipping out their first batch of RedLines this week and that I should expect an email confirmation from them as well. This only applies to those who place their orders early.
Looks forward to getting my new toy! Very interesting in knowing how much better than an 8500 it is to account for the price tag. I guess I'll have 60 days to find out!