I finally did it. I finally ordered a laptop.
15" aluminum PowerBook with the 5400 RPM hard drive and half a gig of ram in a single SODIMM so I can slap another gig in when the price comes down a bit more. I think it's safe to say that we'll have much better Safari compatibility for the next NW release.
I actually feel sorry for my friends. I'm going to be (even more) insufferable for the next 3 weeks.