My PowerBook just shipped yesterday from Taiwan and is estimated to arrive in 4 business days.
I got a stock 12" Combo and already have a stick of Crucial 512MB ram and Waterfield Sleevecase waiting for it. I had the option of getting a stock 15" Combo, but decided not to since it might be too flashy and big for everyday class use.
I also took advantage of the PowerBook+iPod promotion which I waited more than a month for, thankfully it came! I'm going to sell the iPod since I already have one and make a bit of profit in process
Anyways, thanks to everyone for their help. This forum has been a great resource for a first time Mac buyer.