Found a place in town who had the 60D in stock and got them to match a decent price elsewhere.
I bought this as a replacement for my 40D and will use as a supplement to my 5D2.
That articulating screen is the business. It feels robust, works, and positive in it's movement and is great fun to use. Nice that you can fold in inside for carrying about greatly reducing possibility of scratches etc.
The resolution of the LCD screen is razor sharp compared with the 40D (obvious) but even, I think, has a slight edge over the 5D2 screen in clarity.
Controls on this have been a bit controversial in how much they've changed compared with the old XXd and in relation to 5D2. That said, in just 30min of fiddling around I found it easy to set everything I usually do without reference to the manual. The play and erase, info, live-view and menu buttons are still all easy to find. The more limited options of the upper LCD display are actually easier to use, and the inner ring (inside the selection wheel) d-pad style works fine as replacement for the joystick, though I'd still probably prefer the stick.
It certainly feels solid enough - in no way would it be obvious that it doesn't have a magnesium alloy inner sheel unless you read the specs.
While "on paper" it should only be slightly smaller than the 40D/5D2 it actually does feel to me quite a bit smaller in hand (my hands are very average, perhaps even on the small size). The grip feel substantially narrower and squarer - I'll no doubt get used to this, but it definitely does not feel as natural in hand and as your thumb lays across the back of the camera it only just squeezes in among the re-positioned buttons. With my 24-105 on the body it feels a little less well balanced that with the 40/5D2.
Some nice little things such as the way the battery compartment opens makes it easier to manage with a tripod attachment on the base etc.
Can't say much about the business end of IQ as yet, but on the surface and zooming in on the LCD it does does appear to exhibit less noise at low-mid ISO's - e.g. 400 to 800 than was my experience with say the 50D.
So far I'm impressed and look forward to putting it through it's paces over the next few days - trying the wireless flash functionality and getting creative with that screen.