Darn it, looks like you’re right, Curt. I hadn’t seen the message on the website that new orders will ship after 1/4/16. Not a big deal, though. There’s plenty to learn – I’ll take a look at the resources you mentioned. In addition to the new laser, I’m also almost done with my new foam cutter, and still need to learn how to use it, as well.
What kind of stuff are you planning to do with your laser, Curt? Lasing pictures looks interesting. Are there any resources similar to thingiverse for laser cut projects?