No HDD please
"Also hope they release it with a proper hdd. would rather have 30gig+ of slow memory than 2gig of fast."
Really? Given that you can add as much or as little as you like in the SDHC slot or USB keys and swap it about at your liesure. You can buy 16GB of either for $40 now and that'll be 32GB for the same amount in another few months and hundreds of GB in a couple years.
Prices of these are plumeting at the same time as capacity is increasing, it makes no sense to land the eee pc with anything but a fast system drive. Whatever else you add will seem small and massively overpriced in 6 months. And 4GB (which the vast majority are, not 2GB) is ample for windows or linux (unless you REALLY want vista).
Also the SSD means you can throw it into a bag and use it anywhere, especially while moving. SSD makes it far more rugged without going into toughbook teritory (and prices). I took mine skiing and HDDs don't work at 3500m....
I don't think you really "get" the eepc myself. I've had mine 3 months and it's the single most useful thing I've bought in years.