Yeah, EU VAT and fees suck. It's $400 new for us. :(
Apart from the fancy features not as many people would use, I am especially excited about the prospect of their "everything everywhere" philosophy. If they pull it off, all PlayStation titles (PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PS Vita) will be available in digital format for PS4 and PS Vita.
Do they return to their original shape after being bent?