My wife and I just bought Madone 5.2's! I just picked them up today. All I have to do now is pay for them (YIKES!) She got an '05 closeout (last one in the store), so that helped somewhat. Anyway, the ride is TOTALLY worth the dent to my visa bill. I posted a query on the General forum about carbon frames and their durability. After being thoroughly convinced there, we jumped! And, on the last day of our LBS's anniversary sale!! This bike is so smooth and so fast, I don't think I'll ever get it up to its top speed. No matter how fast I go, it merely laughs and says, "Is that all you got? C'mon!!" Totally fun!! Anyway, I just wanted to share my good fortune with folks who might understand how I feel at this moment. I CANNOT wait for the sun to come up and get back out there.