I've subscribed to the HP Alert service for a long time - since I bought an original iPaq over 10 years ago (of course they were Compaq alerts back then). Tonight a got an alert email for my ElitePad with notification of updated drivers and customer advisories. The email also included links to the latest ElitePad related documents. I clicked on the "Document List" link to see if any updated docs were available. As I looked at the documents, I noticed that the pen wasn't listed anywhere. So I went to the link for the QuckSpecs which are usually very comprehensive. And discovered the pen is not longer listed as an option in the latest QuickSpecs version (DA-14471 North America - Version 10 - March 6, 2013). As a sanity check, I went back to an older February version I had stashed on my hard drive. I found the pen listed in the Feb version. Another nail in the coffin? I am also not having much luck actually getting the docking station. A few days ago I found two sources that apparently had it in stock. I put in an order with Newegg.com which appeared to be going well since my order was confirmed and my credit card charged. But the morning after the order I got an email that my order was being canceled because the item was out of stock. I sent their web site and it showed the dock as in stock. So i called and was told that there was an error in the system and the part was actually available. Unfortunately their system had already processed a refund for my credit card and they couldn't resubmit the order - I would have to do a new order. Not trusting them at this point, I decided to look for a new vendor. And submitted some negative feedback at one of the business rating sites. Shortly after submitting the feedback, I got a call from a Newegg customer service rep apologizing for the mistake. She said she checked, the dock was available, and she would give me free overnight shipping. After a bit of hesitation, I agreed. Once again the order appeared to flow through the process, I got another email that my credit card was charged, and I was starting to anticipate my new tech toy. And I received another email that my order was canceled because the dock was out of stock! So now I have two credit card refunds slowly working their way through the system but no order. I'll give Newegg customer service an "A" for effort, but the company gets an overall "F" for some very shaky inventory and credit card charging practices. The other business that showed the docking station was Insight. After the Newegg fiasco I went to the Insight website, and discovered they had jacked their price up almost $30 overnight. They now want $149 for an item with a $119 MSRP. Sigh. I want the docking station but not enough to get ripped off. So I'm going to spend some time with some advanced Google Fu to see if I can find a vendor that doesn't appear too shady that has the thing in stock. And yes, I've tried HP and they told me the same "late April" delivery date as the pen. This all shouldn't be so hard.