Well i had to do it, i've ordered the CD and started going through the MM Flex sites and tutorials. As soon as its arrived (8-14 days) expect some posts.
I still don't think the price is right but im lucky enough to be in a corporate enviroment who use Java as well as CF. I know its enterprise software but i've got a freelance friend who loves the idea of Flex (and saw Ben Forta present it in the UK) but with the price tag he knows he's excluded. I still think its a shame, with a lower price tag i think they could of done a lot more damage to the market. Hopefully somekind of light version comes out aswell.