So I got my OLPC around 11am Saturday morning. Finally. Note: the FedEx AltRefTracking never registered that it was on its way, and I never go to the LaptopGiving Status that indicated that the laptop had been shipped.
It took me almost an hour to get it online (unfortunate problems with its wifi interface). Thankfully I've seen enough people figure out how to open it the hard way that that wasn't a problem...
The keyboard is soooooooo tiny, though - very hard to type with. I'll be spending...well, all weekend getting used to it, learning the keyboard, and descending into the long geekery of hacking my OLPC.
P.S. I think my kUbuntu Dell is jealous already.