Oh man how did I miss this thread?
Al, sorry I flaked out on you at the last minute, but finals got in the way, and it's been busy busy busy since then. I had to find a new apartment, move into it, find a sub-letter for the summer, fly to DC, and now I'm finally in DC, settled into my internship.
Thanks for everyone's impressions. I think it's time to finally order the Equinox hardwire after the summer, but I think I won't swap out my F1 anytime soon.
Edit: and this thread definitely does not make it any easier for me to know that my entire K1000 rig is in Berkeley while I'm in DC with only the Denon and my Zen Vision M.