I really want one.
But unfortunately it's a Lenovo... I still remember the malware they shipped in the system BIOS. Any good reason to trust them now?
I personally wouldn't worry about buying a Thinkpad from Lenovo, but I would not buy any other laptop from them.
Having said that, RAM prices are making that hurt :( The extra cost for a Xeon class machine would probably be a blip on the radar of 64-128GB of RAM at this point.
We've been stuck with 4-8-16GB for wayyyy too long.