So, placed an order at element 14; the R-Pi is on backorder, and it'll take about 6 weeks to get mine.
Needless to say, I've got time to kill!
So, here's my todo list-
1) decide on an O/S and prepare an SD card.
2) get a USB hub
3) get a wifi adapter
4) find something to use as a case (or make a case)
5) figure out my first project!