i just got my samsung today (Tue 6/7) from gilt. i'm putting it through the paces now.
i came from the apple camp (iphone 4, ipad 2, MBP), so this will be my first android/chrome device.
the built of the chromebook isn't too bad. there are some rough edges to the apps, but that's to be expected.
is it worth $500? not sure about that right now. it was the verizon 2 yr 3G that pushed me over the edge to buy this. i know 100MB/month is not a lot, but it's a starting point.