Hey John... long time no see But then that's my fault for being AWOL for so long. Yeah, I just needed a break to get my head together, among other things.
The 2520 I saw in-store was quite impressive and I definitely will get one... eventually. My current project is a new desktop build. I decided to get away from the AMD's with this one, though. I'm going Intel i7 4770K on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H with 32Gb of Kingston 2400mhz RAM and Win 8.1 on a 512Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD. I know you're not much of a fan of Thermaltake cases, but this build will be housed in a Thermaltake Level 10 Full Tower with hot swappable drive bays and oodles of room for large graphics cards, etc. I can currently get a Gigabyte GTX770 4Gb for AU$320, which currently is an excellent price for such a beast, so I'm thinking of running 2 in SLI instead of a single GTX780 @ 690.
Anyhow, that won't be finished for a while... finances and all that, so my Nokia Lumia 2520 is a way off yet. I also like the idea of the 1520 for a phone. While my sister and other family members have switched from Windows phones to the Samsung Note II, I like the Windows phones better and will stick with them over going Android or IOS