Well I was all ready to plunk down $1200 on the D7000 (having sold a bunch of gear), but then I pulled the trigger on a D90 that was on sale from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $433. How could I pass that up? I was a little weary of the condition of the D90, but it arrived today and there's not a mark on it, with all the original accessories! A nice upgrade from my D70 at 1/3 the cost of the D7000...
It should hold me over for a while so I'll just have to live vicariously through you guys who already ordered the D7000.
For what it's worth, I checked with both BuyDig and J&R about the D7000 and they probably are getting stock next week - worth a shot for pre-order, although I bet by know J&R has a bunch of pre-orders. If you email customer service they'll give you an idea of the wait list and expected shipping time. The sales guy from J&R said if I called him he'd give me a better price, so it's worth a call!
Also, I was planning on using a site like ebates or fatwallet to order with cashback to save 40-50 bucks, I think BuyDig is the best at 3% cash back. They've always been a reliable reseller and I bet their wait list is better than the others. Another option I've read about is buying an Amazon Gift card (they supposedly give you 5% cash back), and then order the camera with that... for those bargain hunters out there!