I had this book on pre-order for weeks, and am working my way through it now. It's extremely well written, and I know I'm learning the concepts much more thoroughly than I would any other way.
The only down side is that the book is extremely long. I know that's due to the coverage of the exam, rather than anything the authors did, but it's still true. Just reading the sections I already knew took a while.
Still, I highly recommend this book. It's a great way to learn, not just for the content, but for the sense of humor, too. ("Oh, Context Boy, get me the user security information." LOL!)