I got mine at the local MS Store on Monday 20 Nov. I just dropped by to see when they might have them in stock so I could come back to give them the once-over, and the answer was -- right then! That seemed like a wink and a nod from the universe, so I bought one on the spot instead of waiting to make that decision sometime after the first of the year.
There is a lot to like about this thing, but the high-end multicore i7 processor is without a doubt the aspect I enjoy most often. There is just no waiting on this device. Everything happens right now. I ordinarily suffer from MDIS (Major Delay Intolerance Syndrome), so this computer plays right to my needs.
Beyond that, I like the idea of the 1060 GPU but haven't really tested it yet. The slightly larger screen is a big help to my aging eyes. I understand the appeal of the battery life to others, but since I will mostly use this one plugged in somewhere, that's not as big a deal to me.
I continue to like in Book 2 the design features that I grew to love in Book 1. The detachable/reversible screen was a brilliant feature then and the choice not to remove it in the next generation is a brilliant design decision now. The armadillo hinge still makes me smile every time I look at it, so I thank MS for not doing away with it and thank them doubly for adding some smart minor mods that improve its strength and function without busting the per-unit production budget.
I could keep going, but why bother? The bigger Book 2 is my new second favorite computer of all time. The top device remains the Studio simply because of the top-notch display, which is enough to overcome my slight disappointment with the second-tier graphics processor and the hybrid -- that's a code word for "barely defensible" -- 2T drive. Everything else in the Surface family is SSD, and that should have happened for the Studio, too.