I had two delivered at lunchtime, but mine came from RS, not Farnell, so no freebies.
On the other hand, of course, they did both work straight out of the box with the micro-SD cards that I had been using in model B's up until last night - as you'd expect.
Like the new layout, although my 4-pole connectors don't arrive until tomorrow, and of course, none of my existing cases fit. But then, I have more B Pi's than B cases anyway, and with the mounting holes, I can stack them
They overclocked and stress-tested well up to 1GHz.
I've seen elsewhere (including comments on the blog) about it being kept a secret. I think of it more as a surprise
and fully appreciate the commercial reasons for not sharing earlier.
Obviously, my existing boards haven't become obsolete overnight; my trusty rev 1 256MB model Bs are still happily running, with an occasional firmware update. All of the software I use will run on any of the models, and any new stuff will too.
Although not in education, as anyone who's been next to me when I begin talking about RPi and the Foundation would vouch that I could probably cut it as an evangelist for them, and as my 14 year old will testify, I'm all in favour of their use to improve real computer knowledge (and enthusiasm) as opposed to the watered down ICT stuff. I'm impressed that we have access to a small family of compatible products, rather than suffering from "you need to upgrade to model XYZ" with the usual re-tooling that goes along with it.