After 3 weeks, $300, and being fucked in the ass by USPS it finally arrived. That thing is awesome. Feels really solid, and the rubberized vertical grip feels great. Funny, how the grip feels much sturdier than the 350D itself. I also have the E-1 handstrap for it., and a duet of two knock-off NB-2L $15 batteries from Sterlingtek.com. Once I get my Sigma 30mm f/1.4, it's be a gorgeous combo.