I guess what I'm saying is this little leak is exciting, but to everyone else, we can't put too much stock in the impression.
Personally, I've been following this thread, and feel very stoked for these headphones (and charmed by Val's participation). I'm between jobs (I wonder if The Doctor found a new one yet?) and may not have a lot of disposable income for a while, but the M100 (or 80, though I prefer over-ear headphones for comfort) seems like such a satisfying, long term investment for a guy anticipating many hours in a computer-lab type situation (I do graphic design) that IF earlier ruminations about a Head-Fi PreOrder or group buy happens, I. AM. TOTALLY. IN!
That's my main reason for coming out of the woodwork today, I totally support HiFi audio but even more so the admirable business values that Val adheres to. America and the world needs more committed companies like V-MODA that create capital rather than being "cash cows" or undercutting mammoths (e.g. Walmart & that blue-shirt place Val started at 16 )
Off topic: hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Also: ADHD + insomnia is bad.