One new development,
I received a note from a representative from emachineshop.com, noting that he "read my review on Endless Sphere" and appreciated the review.
That says a lot about the company in my book - some companies won't e-mail you even when you reach out to them with questions or concerns... here's one that's apparently checking the Internet for what people are saying about them, and saying thanks. And doing so inside a week of the original post, to boot!
That's a nice, classy touch.