The saga is over, the AMG deal is done, going to pick it up this afternoon. Ended up getting it for 48500, plus 3000 for warranty instead of 4. So missed my goal of 50000 allin but 51500 all in is something I can live with.
Have contacted my jeep dealer as well about getting my deposit back. They better now be jackasses about it, especially since I had written into my contract that the deal was off if no jeep by March 2012.
BIG THANKS once again to everyone who weighed in, and assisted me with info in making this decision. I shall continue to lurk and lust after your new WK2's (and the old WK1's too).
Merry Christmas all! Mine is now too!