After reading your review and the short one in this months Fortune I decided to buy one.
Had to order it as the shop didn't had it in stock.
For european customers is the price a lot higher than the USA. I paid 269 Euro incl. VAT. (339 USD).
The recorder is identicall as well everything in the box.
A additional feature is software from Dragon for the DS-2 that will convert your voice recordings to written text (technology they bought with the collapse of L&H). This would cost in the US aprox. USD 15. Don't know it yet overhere.
Thanks for helping me to find a superb product.